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Jury Qualifications

All U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years old and residents of the community in which they are summoned to serve are eligible for jury service.  A person qualified to be a juror is exempt from service only if the person has been found to be mentally incompetent or insane or is a convicted felon whose civil rights have not been restored. There are no automatic excuses or exemptions from jury service.

Prospective jurors may be called for service by a justice of the peace, a municipal court, or by the jury commissioner of the superior court. Once selected, a prospective juror can be called to court for 120 days, although in some courts the period is shorter (for example, one day–one trial).

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