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THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL JURORS Jury Service has been cancelled from now through June 12th. If you are scheduled during this time frame you will not have to report for jury service in 2020. This does not complete your service for three years.
 
                       
 Please note this information may change and we will update the phone line and web site at BucksCounty.Org.  IF YOU NEED TO REACH THE JURY OFFICE PLEASE CALL (215) 348-6711 OR E-MAIL JURYMGMT@BUCKSCOUNTY.ORG
                             

                                                  

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is available in the Bucks County Parking Garage located at Broad and Union Streets. Beginning June 15th, you will retrieve a ticket for parking.  You will bring the ticket with you when you report for jury service and submit it to the jury staff.  The jury staff will replace the ticket with a validated ticket that will allow you to leave the garage and payment is NOT necessary.  The parking garage is 4 tiers with entrances on Doyle, Broad, and Union Streets.  The County runs a shuttle that picks up at the entrance on Union Street from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  and in the afternoon it runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The shuttle bus stop is on Union Street the top level of the parking garage. During snow and icy conditions the top level of the parking garage may be closed; you will need to enter off of Broad or Doyle Streets.

If the numbers have not been updated, the web site may be down; you must check for your number through the telephone system by calling (215) 345-4421 or 1-800-Bucks12

Court Information

Jury Duty - Frequently Asked Questions - Jury Selection - Justice Center Directions

Jury Duty

Juror Information and Overview (video)
Juror Orientation (video)
ADA Accommodation Information

Jury Duty Frequently Asked Questions

Under the Constitution, everyone has rights and obligations. One of these rights is to trial by jury of your fellow citizens.

If you have been called to jury duty, you will serve under the One Day-One Trial System. This means that instead of calling jurors for one week, you are required to serve one day or one trial. At the end of the day or trial, your jury obligation has been fulfilled for three years.

As a juror, you will be paid $9 per day and 17 cents per mile. The mileage is based upon a mileage chart supplied by Keystone AAA. Should you be chosen to serve on a jury, after the fourth day you will receive $25 per day.

Dress Code:
Please use good judgment and dress conservatively.
No Shorts or Tee Shirts Are Permitted. 

Click here to view the 2020 Jury Trial/Session Calendar

Steps in a Jury Trial

    1. Selection of the Jury
      Jurors are called for the voir dire.
      Jurors challenged, for cause and peremptory.
      Challenged jurors return to the Jury Lounge and the selected jurors are sworn.
    2. The Trial
      The Judge may deliver remarks to the Jury.
      The Attorneys give their opening remarks.
      Witnesses are called for direct and cross-examination and exhibits are presented.
      When all of the evidence has been presented, the attorneys give closing arguments.
    3. The Judge's Charge
      The Judge instructs the jury as to what laws apply to the case and what those laws mean.
    4. Deliberation
      The jury goes into a private room to discuss the case and reach a decision. Any questions that arise during deliberations are given to the tipstaff, in writing, and will be delivered to the judge.
    5. The Verdict
      The jury returns to the Court Room and the jury foreman announces the decision. The attorneys may ask that the jury be polled.

    Directions to the Justice Center

    Office hours:
    8:00 am through 4:30 pm
    Monday through Friday

    Please know if there is a closing or a delay in opening it will be updated by 6:30 A.M. on our weather hotline at (215) 340-8208.

    Bucks County Justice Center
    Jury Assembly Room Level B1
    100 N Main Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    Patricia Kloenne , Jury Manager
    Phone: 215-348-6711
    Fax: 215-918-3000
    Email:
    jurymgmt@buckscounty.org