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Old 06-23-2008, 05:36 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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6 times? Seems excessive, is that normal in your area? Ive been eligible for jury duty for 20 years and have only received the notice once. Based on the rest of my family that is pretty normal. Someone mentioned the $9 a day pay, they also payed for our gas mileage based on where you lived here and it was before the price went through the roof.

I Ended up serving on one when called. My experience was pretty good but I was in the first group pulled on a Monday morning and picked for a case so I wasn't sitting in a room with a bunch of strangers for a week on hard metal seats.
Possibly it was 5 but not less then that. I don't know what is normal or what the criteria is except they say if you are a regestered voter which I always was that you are a target. (On two occasions I even forgot to cash the 9 dollar check)
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:28 AM
 
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(On two occasions I even forgot to cash the 9 dollar check)
I think mine came out to like $32 for 3 days, I was thinking of getting it framed.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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I think mine came out to like $32 for 3 days, I was thinking of getting it framed.
Was this recently?

I was sent a $150 check last February for going to Philly for jury duty (and my train ticket), plus my job paid me a full day's pay.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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Was this recently?

I was sent a $150 check last February for going to Philly for jury duty (and my train ticket), plus my job paid me a full day's pay.
Maybe that was federal jury duty? The 9.00 per day city jury duty I get called for is for city residents only.
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:58 AM
 
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It was a year or two ago but not in Philly. If I remember correctly it was the same rate mentioned here of $9 a day plus expenses for gas which was based on the distance I lived from the courthouse. They also provided lunch for us the last day because the last day was half day of court for final arguments and we went to deliberate... all of 1/2 hour including eating lunch. Ridiculous auto accident case that never should have been brought to the courts.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Oh, OK. Thank you.
Yes, mine was federal jury duty downtown. I had met people from Allentown there, and they said they would be reimbursed for their hotel rooms, too. Our tax dollars at work....
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Default Jury Duty

I have served Jury Duty twice and am looking forward to the next time. The cases were interesting (picked both times) one civil (settled after one day) and one criminal (pleaded guilty the third day). Public transportation is a breeze since A&E's "Parking Wars" should have given you a taste of center city parking woes. Plus the people can give you some interesting stories!! I served with a woman who sat on a Federal Grand Jury for most of a year! Follow the directions and call the night before. Be there if you have to since I’m told a bench warrant is issued if you don’t show up. On a lighter note, My 78 year old mother has been a lifelong resident and votes each and every election as I do but she has yet to be summoned, same for 4 of my 5 brother and sisters!!! Ain’t that a bite in the butt!!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:54 AM
 
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Never served before. How does it work. Should i bring a bag for over night. If so can i take it in the jury room. Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Never served before. How does it work. Should i bring a bag for over night. If so can i take it in the jury room. Thanks for any help.
No, being sequestered is very rare (especially for the non-deliberation portion). If, in the unlikely event that happens, the trial would not start that day.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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I do believe that one of the problems with jury duty in the City of Phila is that it ends up costing you money, and in these times that is a heavy burden for some people.
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