JURY SERVICE – A VITAL FUNCTION OF DEMOCRACY
Jury service is one of the highest duties of citizenship. It is also a very interesting experience and opportunity to learn more about our system of justice. While it may require some adjustment in your normal schedule, we hope that any inconvenience will be minimal and that you will enjoy this opportunity to participate in this vital democratic process.
Click here to print a Jury Questionnaire
Qualifications and Exemptions:
In order to qualify to serve as a juror, a person must:
*Be a resident of Webster Parish
*Be at least 18 years of age
*Be able to read, write and speak the English Language
*Not be under indictment for a felony or convicted of a felony for which he has not been pardoned.
There are two personal exemptions from jury duty that you may claim if desired:
*You are over the age of 70
*You have served as a juror on a civil, criminal or grand jury in the the past 2 years.
If you do not meet these qualifications please complete and return your jury questionnaire.
Length of Jury Service:
The typical jury term is scheduled to last one week. There may be one trial or many during this week. You will be advised on a daily basis if and when to report the following day that week.
You will receive a check for $25/day within 2 weeks after jury service. If you live outside the city limits of Minden, you will also receive miliage. Jury fees are paid by the Police Jury and issued by the Clerk of Court’s office.
Use good judgment. Dress appropriately and in keeping with the dignity of the Court. No shorts or tank tops.
Webster Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 370
410 Main Street
Minden, La. 71055
Normal Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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