Jury Duty

Jury duty may be a minor inconvenience, but it’s one of the most important duties of citizenship. It is also an awesome responsibility. As a juror you will hold the fate of someone’s property, freedom or even life in your hands. Those who’ve served often express their gratitude for being able to do so, and are enriched by the experience. If you are summoned to serve, here is what to expect.

Legal Resources: Jury Duty

The jury plays a pivotal role in a court case. Its members are charged with making a fair and impartial decision based on the facts presented during the trial. If you should receive a jury summons...

Jury Duty

Being a juror presents citizens with the opportunity to take an active role in their government as well as help them experience firsthand how our court system works. Acting as a juror is an...

Jury Duty

Citizens selected to sit on a jury will hear either a criminal or civil case. In a criminal case, a defendant is charged with a violation of criminal law and has pled "not guilty." The jury then...

Jury Duty

If you receive a jury summons and report to the courthouse on the date and time indicated, there are a number of things you should know:

  1. You are protected against employer harassment...
Jury Duty

The U.S. and Illinois constitutions guarantee that every person charged with criminal or civil wrongdoing, with few exceptions, has the right to a trial by a jury of one's peers. The jury plays a...

Jury Duty

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