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PLEASE NOTE

Standby Jurors are subject to be on call for the entire week. Numbers will be available at 4 p.m. for the following day. 

THE NUMBERS BELOW ARE FOR STANDBY JURORS ONLY: standby jurors are assigned a week in which they are to call in (green summons).  REGULAR JURORS are to report on a specific day (blue summons).  Please follow the instructions on your summons.  If you have any questions please call (215) 348-6702.
                                              
STANDBY NUMBERS FOR THE WEEK OF December 11th, 2017.

No jurors will be needed on Wednesday, December 13th.

 You must check again  tomorrow, after 4:00 p.m. to see if you are needed the following day.  
                                                                
            
           
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Please note the doors to the Justice Center DO NOT OPEN until 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. 
If your number is called you will be reporting to the Bucks County Justice Center located at 100 N. Main St. Doylestown, Jury Assembly Room Level B1 - parking instructions are below.

PLEASE NOTE: The parking garage is located on Broad and Union Streets, across from the new Justice Center.  There are entrances to the garage on Union, Broad and Doyle Streets. There is a shuttle that picks up at the entrance on Union Street from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. only Monday - Friday. During inclement weather the top level of the parking garage may be closed; you will need to enter off of Broad or Doyle Streets.

If the numbers have not been updated, the web site may be down; you must check for your number through the telephone system by calling (215) 345-4421 or 1 (800)-BUCKS12

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Court Information

Jury Duty - Frequently Asked Questions - Jury Selection - Jury Video - Justice Center Directions

Jury Duty

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.

Dress Code:
Please use good judgment and dress conservatively. No Shorts or Tee Shirts Are Permitted. 

Click here to view the 2017 Jury Trial/ Sessions Calendar (revised 06-28-17)

Click here to view the 2018 Jury Trial/Session Calendar (revised 11/29/17)

Steps in a Jury Trial

  1. 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.
  2. 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 are presented.
    When all of the evidence has been presented, the attorneys give closing arguments.
  3. The Judge's Charge
    The Judge instructs the jury as to what laws apply to the case and what those laws mean.
  4. Deliberation
    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 judge.
  5. 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.

Directions to the Justice Center

Office hours:
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 Justice Center
Jury Assembly Room Level B1
100 N Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Patricia Kloenne , Jury Manager
Phone: 215-348-6702
Fax: 215-340-8836
Email: jurymgmt@buckscounty.org