What if I can't perform jury service right now?

Jury service is a civil obligation. Jurors are an extremely important part of the judicial system. Without your service, justice would not be properly served. 

However, it is understandable that sometimes we are summoned at the most impossible time. Rest assured that our Jury Coordinator, email Cheryl Pyktel, works very hard to help accommodate your schedule so you may fulfill your obligation. Requests for excusal on specific conflict days are almost always honored. 

You will learn more about conflict day requests at juror orientation. You won't be excused because jury service is inconvenient or because you have a busy schedule, but you may be excused or deferred for reasons such as a physical ailment. Requests for medical excusal or deferral must contain a note from your physician.

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1. How was I chosen for jury service?
2. Do I have to return my juror questionnaire?
3. Do I have to respond to the summons to jury service?
4. What if I can't perform jury service right now?
5. What about my job?
6. Will I be reimbursed for serving on a jury?
7. How long will I be in jury service?
8. What if an unexpected emergency keeps me from coming to the courthouse while I'm on a jury?
9. How will I know what to expect and what to do during my jury service?
10. What hours will I serve?
11. I have heard that sometimes jurors are not allowed to go home until after the trial is over. Will this happen to me?
12. Is there anything I can do to make my jury service more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable?