If the prospective juror has a situation making it difficult to serve during a given time, it is the responsibility of that juror to contact the Clerk of the District Court. A request to be excused from a summoned date Continue reading Since I turned in my questionnaire I have added vacation dates and the summons I received is during my vacation. Do I have to cancel my trip for jury service?
It is up to the individual discretion of each judge. In general, it is not permitted. The judges feel it is important that jurors focus their attention on witnesses and information rather than on taking notes.
At the time you appear for jury service a Certificate of Jury Service will be given to you. It will need to be completed and turned in to the district court at the end of your service. Payment for jury Continue reading Will I be paid and if so, how much?
People are not automatically excluded from jury duty because of their age. Often these individuals make really good jurors and enjoy serving. In Lyon and Chase County people who are 65 years of age or older, who are unable to Continue reading I am 70 years old, why am I not automatically excused from jury duty?
The following persons shall be excused from jury service (K.S.A. 43-158 as amended provides). Persons unable to understand the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to respond to a jury questionnaire form prepared by the commissioner;rnb. Persons under Continue reading Who can be excluded from jury service?
A telephone answering service is available to keep you informed of the latest information we have concerning your jury service. Call the number below anytime after 5:00 p.m. the day before you are to appear. If you are summoned for Continue reading I have misplaced my summons. What number do I call to see if I am to report for jury service ahead of appearing?
Jurors should dress comfortably but appropriately for the courtroom. Torn jeans, shorts, and halter tops are not acceptable. Courtrooms are often cool, so you might want to bring a jacket or sweater.
If you wake up sick the day you are to appear as a prospective juror please call the Clerk of the District Court at 8:00 a.m., ahead of the summoned time. We do not want to you come for jury Continue reading I’m summoned and need to appear today; however, I woke up sick…will I get in trouble if I can’t make it?