Jury Duty - Frequently Asked Questions - Jury Selection - Jury Video - Courthouse Directions
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.
Please use good judgment and dress conservatively. No Shorts or Tee Shirts Are Permitted.
Click here to view the 2016 Jury Trial/Sessions Calendar (rev. 04/01/16)
Click here to view the 2017 Jury Trial/Sessions Calendar
Steps in a Jury Trial
- 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.
- 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.
- The Judge's Charge
The Judge instructs the jury as to what laws apply to the case and what those laws mean.
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.
- 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 Courthouse
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