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FAQ: Mediation Advocacy Program
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JURY Is there a dress code for jurors?
Proper court attire is mandatory. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, sweats or other very casual attire is permitted. Dress "business casual" or "business" for your appearance.
JURY The name/address on my summons is wrong. What do I need to do?
Please Update your address on the Juror Response Form at the bottom of your summons, and mail the form back to the court as soon as possible.
JURY What do I do after the first day of jury service?
After you have reported for jury service, you will be given detailed instructions as to what you should do. Federal Jury Duty is two-week telephone standby. Please do not come to the court unless you have been chosen for a case or the automated telephone instructions instruct you to do so.
JURY What do I do if I get picked as a juror for a trial?
Write down the instructions that the Judge gives you. Make note of the Judge's name, courtroom and time you are to report and name of the case. There will be a sign-in sheet on the table in the jury office each day that you are to report for the trial. Please sign-in - EVERYDAY - -so that you will be given credit and paid for reporting that day.
JURY What do I do if I served as a juror in another courthouse?
If you served any time within the past two (2) years, you must contact (or go to) that courthouse where you previously served and get proof that you served.
JURY What do I need to reveal before I am selected as a juror for a case?
Do not wait until you are selected on a trial to reveal that you are:
-a full time student
-an ill person with medical problems
-have plane tickets scheduled within a week''s time -have a recent criminal record
-do not speak enough English to understand what is being said in court
-you are a full-time mother with no means of child support after the first day of service
JURY What if I fail to appear?
Unless you receive a notice from this Court granting you an excuse or postponement, or unless the Court notifies you in writing or by phone to report at a different time, you must attend as directed in the summons.
Failure to obey the summons may be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
JURY What number number do I call if I have an emergency and cannot report for jury duty?
After you have reported for jury service, you will be given detailed instructions as to what you should do in case of an emergency.