1. Is there an upper age limit for jurors in DuPage?
A. You must be 18; however there is no upper age limit for jurors in DuPage.
2. Can you bring your cellphone to jury duty with you?
B. Yes you may bring your cell phone with you to jury duty. However, if your phone has a camera on it, you must bring your jury duty summons and photo ID upon entering the judicial center.
3. What is the dress code for jury duty?
C. Business or business casual is appropriate, t-shirts/shorts are not. You can be sent home and rescheduled if you’re attire is too extreme.
4. If a juror is kept overnight, what is that called?
D. In the rare case where a juror is kept overnight, it is called “sequestered.”
5. How much is a juror paid?
E. Jurors receive $10 for their first day of service and $15 per day for every day of service after that. A travel fee will also be paid which is pre-determined by the distance of travel you make to the court.
6. Can an employer refuse to allow you to go to jury duty?
F. Illinois law requires that your employer give you the time off for jury service.
7. Can an employer fire you for serving on a jury duty?
G. No employer can discharge or threaten to discharge any employee for attendance at jury duty. Any employer that does either may be charged with civil and / or criminal contempt and be liable for damages.
8. How long will the average juror serve?
H. If you are summoned as a Trial juror, you will serve either for the length of one trial or one day. Now if you are summoned as a Regular Grand or a Supplemental Grand juror your service will be at the minimum for that day. Lastly, if you are selected to serve on the Grand Jury, your service will be one day a week for a three-month period (approximately 13 days).
9. Is a student ever exempted from jury duty?
I. There are no occupational or student exemptions from jury service. However, students...