Standby Jurors are subject to be on call for the entire week. Numbers will be available at 4 p.m. for the following day.
STANDBY NUMBERS FOR THE WEEK OF May 27, 2013
Juror numbers for the week of May 27th will be updated on Friday May 24th. The courthouse will be closed on Monday, May27th. The numbers will be for Tuesday, May 28th and you will continue to call for the remaining 4 days of the week.
PLEASE NOTE: The new parking garage is located on Broad and Union Streets. Shuttle Service is available from 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Shuttle service runs from the garage top level entrance and the Court Street entrance of the courthouse.
If the numbers have not been updated, the web site is down and you must check for your number through the telephone system by calling (215) 345-4421 or 1 (800)-BUCKS12
Please know if there is a closing or a delay in opening, it will be updated by 6:30 a.m. on our weather hotline at (215) 340-8208.
Jury Duty Frequently Asked Questions
Under the Constitution, everyone has rights and obligations. One
of these rights is to trial by jury of your fellow citizens.
If you have been called to jury duty, you will serve under the One Day-One Trial System. This means that instead
of calling jurors for one week, you are required to serve one day
or one trial. At the end of the day or trial, your jury obligation
has been fulfilled for three years.
As a juror, you will be paid $9 per day and 17 cents per mile. The
mileage is based upon a mileage chart supplied by Keystone AAA. Should
you be chosen to serve on a jury, after the fourth day you will receive
$25 per day.
Please use good judgment and dress conservatively. No Shorts
or Tee Shirts Are Permitted.
To learn more, please view our Jury
Click here to view the 2012 Jury Trial/Sessions Calendar
Click here to view the 2013 Jury Trial/Sessions Calendar
Steps in a Jury Trial
- Selection of the Jury
Jurors are called for the voir dire.
Jurors challenged, for cause and peremptory.
Challenged jurors return to the Jury Lounge and the selected jurors are sworn.
- The Trial
The Judge may deliver remarks to the Jury.
The Attorneys give their opening remarks.
Witnesses are called for direct and cross-examination and exhibits
When all of the evidence has been presented, the attorneys give
- The Judge's Charge
The Judge instructs the jury as to what laws apply to the
case and what those laws mean.
The jury goes into a private room to discuss the case and reach
a decision. Any questions that arise during deliberations are
given to the tipstaff, in writing, and will be delivered to
- The Verdict
The jury returns to the Court Room and the jury foreman announces
the decision. The attorneys may ask that the jury be polled.
to the Courthouse
8:00 am through 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday
Please know if there is a closing or a delay in opening it will be updated by 6:30 A.M. on our weather hotline at (215) 340-8208.
Bucks County Courthouse
Jury Lounge, 2nd Floor
55 E. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Patricia Kloenne , Jury Manager