Jury Commission Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why do I have to do Jury Duty?
  2. What is the role of a juror?
  3. How are jurors selected for service?
  4. How are names selected for jury service?
  5. What kind of case will I be on?
  6. I am 70, do I have to serve Jury Duty?
  7. How long do I have to serve?
  8. How often do I have to serve?
  9. Who is qualified to be a juror?
  10. If I recently served as a juror in federal court, must I serve in state court?
  11. Who can be excused or disqualified from serving jury duty?
  12. How do I ask to be excused or disqualified from jury duty?
  13. What if I don’t live in Shelby County?
  14. I have completed the questionnaire on-line. What’s next?
  15. If I chose a date on-line, do I need to appear for Jury Qualification as stated on my summons?
  16. The summons was sent in my maiden name. What should I do?
  17. Where do I report?
  18. What time do I report?
  19. Where do I park?
  20. Are we reimbursed for parking?
  21. What do I wear?
  22. Will there be long periods of waiting?
  23. How long will I be there?
  24. Can I bring my cell phone?
  25. Why do you need my cell phone number and service provider?
  26. What happens if I get a text message to go to court?
  27. Are we allowed to take electronics to the court house?
  28. Is there Wi-Fi available?
  29. Can I smoke while serving Jury Duty?
  30. How much do I get paid for serving Jury Duty?
  31. How will I get paid for my jury service?
  32. Can I use my card at an ATM?
  33. How long will funds be available on my card?
  34. Who do I contact if I would like to request a paper check or direct deposit?
  35. Who do I contact about issues with my Jury funds debit card?
  36. Does my employer have to pay me while I serve jury duty?
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