Office of Jury Services

Office of Jury Services
The Juror's Creed
(Adopted by the Pennsylvania Bar Association)

I am a juror, I accept the position not only as an honor but as my solemn duty.

I will remember the men who died to give us, and retain for us, the right of trial by jury, and I will reflect upon the fate of those people whose government gives them no such right.



About our Courts

How was I chosen for Jury Duty?

What do I do when the summons and the questionnaire arrive?

How often may I serve Jury Duty?

I recently served on jury duty. Do I have to serve again?

Is there an age limit for Jury Duty?

I'm not a McKean County resident. Am I still eligible to serve?

I am a full-time student and unable to miss classes. Will I still have to serve?

I take medication and/or have medical problems. Do I still have to serve?

I am on active duty in the military. How can I be excused?

What if I am unable to serve on the day I was called?

My employer said it will create a hardship for them if I serve on Jury Duty. Is my job protected in any way?

My employer does not pay me while serving on jury duty. Do I still have to serve?

I haven't lived in McKean County for quite some time. Why did I get a jury summons?

I've been selected for jury duty and would like to serve, but I'm disabled and require special assistance. What should I do?

Will I be paid for jury service? If so, when will I receive payment?

What should I bring with me to Jury Duty?

Can I bring my cell phone, laptop, or other electronic device into the courthouse?

What should I wear?

I have sent in a written request for excusal but haven't heard anything. What should I do?

What if I am sick or have an emergency on the day I am required to serve?

What happens if I ignore my summons?

What kinds of cases will I hear as a juror?

What will I do on the scheduled day to appear?

http://telephonecallinWhat is the telephone call-in procedure?

Who do I contact if I have more questions?