Jury Commission Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why do I have to do Jury Duty?
  2. How are names selected for jury service?
  3. I am 70, do I have to serve Jury Duty?
  4. How long do I have to serve?
  5. How often do I have to serve?
  6. Who is qualified to be a juror?
  7. Who can be excused or disqualified from serving jury duty?
  8. What if I don’t live in Shelby County?
  9. I have completed the questionnaire on-line. What’s next?
  10. If I chose a date on-line, do I need to appear for Jury Qualification as stated on my summons?
  11. Where do I report?
  12. Where do I park?
  13. Are we reimbursed for parking?
  14. What do I wear?
  15. Will there be long periods of waiting?
  16. How long will I be there?
  17. Can I bring my cell phone?
  18. Are we allowed to take electronics to the court house?
  19. Is there Wi-Fi available?
  20. How much do I get paid for serving Jury Duty?
  21. Does my employer have to pay me while I serve jury duty?
  22. Can I be fired from my job if I serve jury duty?
  23. What if I have an emergency?
  24. Can I bring my child and is there childcare available?
  25. What if there is inclement weather?
  26. How do I ask to be excused or disqualified from jury duty?
  27. What if I can’t appear for Jury Qualification?
  28. What happens if I can’t appear for my scheduled jury duty date?
  29. What if I do not serve?
  30. I’m on disability, should I be excused?
  31. I don't speak English, can I be excused?
  32. Will the Jury Commission ask me for financial information?
  33. Are there areas for nursing mothers to express, if required to serve jury duty?
  34. I have a hardship, can I be excused?
  35. How can I get proof of my jury service?
  36. I work in another state, can I be excused?
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