How is a jury selected?

The trial court judge requests a panel of prospective jurors from the larger group of potential jurors to begin the selection process in his/her courtroom. The jurors answer questions for the purpose of determining their ability to be fair and impartial. Usually a panel of 14 jurors is selected for a particular trial. The remaining jurors, who were not selected, return to the "Jury Pool" where their names may be selected for another trial.

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1. How was I selected for jury duty?
2. Where can I park for juror duty?
3. Will I have a lunch break? What options are available for lunch?
4. Is there an exemption due to age?
5. How is a jury selected?
6. What if my employer doesn't allow me to serve?
7. Is my employer required to pay me while I serve as a juror?
8. What is the frequency of Juror Service?
9. Where do I report for jury duty once I arrive at the Courthouse?
10. What will my length of service be?
11. How will I be compensated for my service?
12. What happens if a person ignores a summons or fails to report for jury service?
13. Am I able to postpone my service date?
14. What if I need to be excused from my jury duty service?
15. What if there is an emergency on the date of my service?