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Are parents with children at home excused from jury service?
No, there is no automatic exclusion. If we were to exclude all mothers and fathers with small children, a significant portion of the population base would be excluded from jury service. This would cause our jury pool to not truly be representative of our community. You are responsible for arranging for your own child care if you are called for jury duty. However, if the scheduling of your jury service is the problem, you may reschedule your jury service by contacting the Jury Coordinator.

Jury Duty

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1. How was I selected?
2. I've moved from my Shawnee County residence and no longer reside Shawnee County home. Do I still qualify for jury service?
3. What are the legal qualifications for jury service?
4. How do I request to be disqualified from jury service?
5. Are parents with children at home excused from jury service?
6. May I reschedule my jury service to a later date?
7. What happens if I have been summoned for jury duty but I decide not to report for service?
8. What happens to me if the website or recording tells me I don't have to report?
9. Even though I have received a summons, is it still possible that I will not be required to come to court on the date shown for jury service?
10. What is the pay for jury service and how is it set?
11. Does my employer have to pay me?
12. Can I be fired if I don't show up for work when I've been summoned for jury duty?
13. What if the summons is incorrect or the person is deceased?
14. Where do I park?
15. May I bring my cell phone or other electronic devices?