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Jurors and Juries

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   Jury Duty Faqs (Dakota County District Court)
Contains information about the qualifications to be a juror and a definition of jury service. Also contains answers to the following questions:
  • What time do I report each day?
  • How long will I be there?
  • Where can I park?
  • Do I have to come in every day?
  • What if I have moved out of the County?
  • I am more than 70 years old and want to be excused. Do I still have to fill in the entire form?
  • Do I have to provide a doctor's statement to be excused?
  • How much do I get paid?
  • Is there daycare compensation?
  • Do I have to dress up for jury service?
  • I am self employed and I am not getting paid. Do I still have to serve?
  • Is my employer obligated to let me go if I am summoned as a juror?
  • Is my employer obligated to pay my wages while I am on jury service?
  • What if this time poses a hardship for me?
  • I am a seasonal worker. May I serve during my down time?
  • I am a student and I am in class during the time that I am summoned for jury service. What should I do?
  • I am a student and do not live in Dakota County during the school year. Does that disqualify me from service?
  • May I make any telephone calls when waiting in the jury assembly room?
  • Is there an emergency telephone number to leave with my family?
  • May I bring a cellular phone with me?
  • May I bring in my personal computer so I can do some work?
  • Will I immediately be assigned to a courtroom upon reporting?
  • How many trials may I serve on?
  • May I go out to lunch when I am on jury service?
  • What happens if someone does not report for jury service?
  • Can I still serve if I am hard of hearing?
   Jury Service by Pirius, Rebecca (December 1, 2005) (Minnesota House Research Department)
2 page Q & A about juries and juror service.
   Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts, Title IX. Jury Management Rules (Minnesota Supreme Court)
Rules 801-814 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts cover how courts select potential jurors, review the qualifications for jury service, excuses and deferrals, the term of jury service, the records kept about jury service, who has access to them, and more.
   Minnesota Statutes Chapter 593: Jurors (Minnesota State Legislature)
Note that many of the sections of this chapter were repealed and that Section 593.51 provides that the supreme court shall promulgate rules governing jury administration in accordance with this chapter by July 31, 1990.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Jury Selection
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