Updated Thursday, April 9, 2015
If you were summoned to appear at the Mammoth Lakes courthouse on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, group #406, this trial has been vacated and you DO NOT need to appear as scheduled.
There are currently no jury trials scheduled.
You can also check the status of pending jury panels by visiting our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MonoCourt
Please be sure to check this website often for an updated status on any pending jury trials.
The right to a trial
by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States, whether
citizen or not. This cherished right is guaranteed by both the United
States and California Constitutions. You may be summoned to render an
important service as a juror. You have enjoyed the privileges of citizenship
and the protection of your liberties and property through our system of
self-government. Therefore, for a short time, you may be summoned to serve
as a juror, an officer of the court, along with the attorneys and the
judge. As a juror, you will be an important member of the judicial system
of Mono County and California.
If you have been summoned for jury duty, READ the summons carefully and follow its instructions, as it contains important information along with the name and address of the court, and date and time of your jury service.
In order to avoid unnecessary inconvenience to the juror, a call-in process is used. This means a juror is instructed to telephone the court the day before he/she is summoned to appear for reporting instructions. The juror may be instructed to report as summoned, to report on another day, or may be released from service because the trial to which he/she has been summoned was settled or canceled.
Once instructed to report, a juror may or may not be selected to serve as a juror in a trial court. The Jury Commissioner is required to have a sufficient number of jurors for all anticipated trials. The jury staff tries to carefully estimate the number of jurors needed but there are many variables outside their control.
If a prospective juror is selected to serve on a trial as a sworn juror, the term of service will be the length of that trial. Trials vary in length, but generally last one to two weeks.
Once the jury for the trial to which you have been summoned is selected, the judge will excuse all remaining prospective jurors and your jury service is complete. Approximately 80% of our prospective jurors complete their service in one day.
Jurors are paid the amount mandated by the State Legislature: $15.00 per day for each day of service after the first day and 34 cents per mile, one way only, also for each day of service after the first day. There is no pay or mileage for the first day of service. "Service" is defined as physically reporting to the court. Juror payroll is processed following the conclusion of each trial.
If A Juror Does Not Report as Instructed
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