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Full-time students are usually excused if requested. Please note that you are a full-time student in the Remarks Section of the Questionnaire or log on to ijuror upon receipt of a Jury Summons and request to be deferred. You may also send a separate written request.
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Generally, jurors in Butler County can be selected to serve once every three years.
A computer randomly selects your name from a master list which contains names of Butler County registered voters.
Those on active duty with the U.S. or Pennsylvania military will be excused if requested. Please note that you are on active duty in the Remarks Section of the Questionnaire or log on to ijuror upon receipt of a Jury Summons and request to be deferred. You may also send a separate written request.
It is your responsibility to check on your juror status. Log on to ijuror. Your request for excusal may have been denied, and therefore, you will need to either report or phone-in as instructed on your summons. You should receive notification regarding your request within 10 working days.
Chances are your name was picked up from the voters' registration list. The Election Office does not remove names unless you notify them, in writing, that you are no longer a resident. If you send Jury Management a signed statement that you are no longer a resident, you will be excused from Jury Duty.
If you have served one day within a three year period of your summons, you will be excused if requested. Simply check the appropriate box in question number 7 on the qualification form or send a separate written request. Log on to ijuror. You must list your previous dates of service for verification.
Just taking medication may not be a reason for excusal. Each case is reviewed on an individual basis. Excusal requests for medical reasons must include a current detailed doctor's excuse which is then reviewed. Sending in a doctor's excuse is not an automatic excusal as many illnesses do not prevent you from serving. Please log on to ijuror to and request a form for your doctor to sign for an excusal.
Only Butler County residents are eligible to serve. If you are not a permanent resident, you must notify us in writing listing your previous and current permanent address, if applicable. Or simply fill out and return the juror information/qualification form which includes a residency question.
Anyone 18 years of age or older may be selected.
Check with your employer to make sure they do not pay you while serving. Many unions provide for jury duty pay in their union contracts. Otherwise, financial hardship requests for excusal are reviewed on an individual basis.
An employer may not deprive an employee of his/her employment or threaten or otherwise coerce a person because you received a summons to serve. Any employer who violates this law is guilty of a summary offense. If they penalize an employee for serving, the employee, within six months, may bring a civil action against the employer to recover lost wages and benefits. The employee also is allowed a reasonable attorney's fee fixed by the Court.
You will receive $9 per day for the first three days you report and $25 per day for any days thereafter. In addition, jurors are compensated for mileage at the rate of 17 cents per mile. You should receive payment by check within 3 to 4 weeks after your service is complete.
If you are unable to serve on a summoned date, a postponement or deferral of jury service may be granted. Jurors requesting their first deferral may request a deferral by logging on to ijuror and follow the prompts for deferral, at least seven business days prior to the scheduled service date in order to request a new service date. Requests for deferrals can be in writing and mailed to the Office of Jury Management at least seven business days prior to the scheduled service date at:P.O. Box 1208Butler PA, 16003
The court will respond to your request in writing.