Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
If you are selected to serve on a jury, electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, laptop computers or any other similar technological device capable of making or transmitting images, text or data as well as audio and video recordings must be turned over to the courtroom deputy who will keep them secured during the presentation of the trial and during deliberations.
Courthouse Security & Prohibited Items
When entering the courthouse, you will be required to go through security screening:
Items prohibited in the courthouse include, but are not limited to:
Vending machines are available near the Jury Assembly Room, so remember to bring change. Various restaurants are also located within walking distance from the Clerk's office and courthouse. No refrigerator or microwave is provided in the juror office.
Please dress in appropriate business casual attire. Bring a jacket or sweater due to building temperature variations.
If you are selected to serve on a jury, electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, laptop computers or any other similar technological device capable of making or transmitting images, text or data as well as audio and video recordings must, prior to the start of jury deliberations, be turned over to the courtroom deputy who will keep them while you deliberate.
Important Things to Remember During the Trial
Jurors should observe the following general rules of conduct:
The jury office has a selection of reading materials and television programming. Free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) is available for those who bring wireless-enabled devices. See the information above regarding electronic devices.
Medications and Prescriptions
Prescription medications are permitted, but may be subject to a security check when entering the building.
Payment for Jury Service
You are entitled to a $15 per day payment from the state if you are:
If you are selected for a trial that is longer than three days, you will be paid $30 per day for the 4th day and for each day thereafter, regardless of your employer's compensation policy.
Petit & Grand Juries
A petit jury will hear and decide civil and criminal cases. Civil cases are disputes between private citizens, corporations, governments, government agencies, or other organizations. Usually, the party who brings the suit is seeking money damages for an alleged wrong that has been done. The party who brings the suit is called the plaintiff, and the one being sued is called the defendant. Civil trials can involve small claims, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases.
Criminal cases are brought by the state against persons accused of committing a crime. In these cases, the state is the plaintiff, and the accused person is the defendant. Criminal trials can involve traffic, misdemeanor, felony, and capital (death penalty) cases.