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THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL JURORS  NO REGULAR OR STANDBY JURORS ARE NEEDED TO REPORT THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7TH. YOUR SERVICE IS COMPLETE FOR 2020. We are aware that some jurors may have received a duplicate jury summons for service dates from September 28 through October 7th.  If you have received a duplicate jury summons please disregard the second mailing.   If you need to contact the jury office the best method is through e-mail at  jurymgmt@buckscounty.org or call the jury office at (215) 348-6711 we will respond as soon as we have the opportunity.   

Due to changes in the court calendar no jurors will be need for the week of September 7th.  Your service is complete for 2020. 

DUPLICATE SUMMONS  We have been made aware that some jurors may have received a duplicate jury summons for the dates between September 28th through October 9th  If you have received a duplicate jury summons please disregard the second mailing. 

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is available in the Bucks County Parking Garage located at Broad and Union Streets. 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

    If there is a closing or delay in opening it will updated on the current announcement line at (215) 340-2808.  Inclement weather announcements will be updated on the current announcement line by 6:30 a.m. the day of the potential closing or delay in opening. 

    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