How Are People Selected For Jury Duty?

In each county, the clerk of the court selects at random enough juror candidates from driver license lists to fill a jury.[1]  If selected for jury duty, you will receive a notice in the mail. You must appear at the location indicated when notified or contact the clerk of the court if you have a…

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Will You Lose Your Job Or Your Pay When You Have Jury Duty?

You cannot lose your job because of your jury duty.[1]  However, State law does not require employers to continue to pay wages to employees who are on jury duty.[2]  There are some county ordinances (e.g., Broward County) that require some employers to pay some employees for their jury service. Check with your county government to…

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Do Jurors Get Paid?

Yes. In Florida state court, jurors who are not employed regularly or who do not continue to be paid their regular wages while serving as a juror are paid $15 per day for the first three days of jury service and $30 per day starting on the fourth day of jury service and each day…

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Who Will Be Excused From Jury Duty?

The judge will excuse a governor, lieutenant governor, a cabinet officer, a full-time law enforcement officer, a clerk of the court, or a judge. A judge will also excuse a person who is involved in the case, who is physically incapacitated, or who is being prosecuted for any crime or has been convicted of certain…

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What Are The Qualifications For Serving On A Jury?

You must be at least 18, a citizen of the United States, a resident of Florida, and have a valid driver license or identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles or an executed affidavit as prescribed in Section 40.011, Florida Statutes.[1] [1] § 40.01, Fla. Stat.

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