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  • Jury Pools and Fair Cross Section Requirement - 2020-R-0299
    This report addresses various questions about jury pools and the constitutional requirement that jury pools represent a fair cross section of the community.

  • Juror Pay - 2018-R-0207
    This report summarizes Connecticut law on juror pay and employer responsibilities regarding employees who serve as jurors.

  • Jury Selection Pool & Exemptions - 2008-R-0469
    You asked (1) why the law was expanded to require the Judicial Branch to use multiple lists to compile its jury selection pool and (2) whether any states exempt violent crime victims from jury service.

  • "Kid Friendly" Jury Laws - 2007-R-0535
    You asked about states that allow parents to postpone jury service because they are responsible for taking care of children.
  • Questions About Jury Selection - 2002-R-0203
    You asked (1) how a person is selected for jury duty, (2) whether a person on the voting list who does not vote is less likely to be chosen for jury duty, (3) whether someone can be removed from the list at age 70, and (4) whether a person can be removed from the list because of a nervous condition

  Selected Statutes:

Chapter 884. Jurors
  • Sec. 51-217. Qualification of Jurors. (2022 Supplement).

  • Sec. 51-220. Number of Jurors for Each Town. (2022 Supplement).

  • Sec. 51-237. Jurors Failing to Appear.

  • Sec. 51-238a. Length of Term of Service as Juror.

  • Sec. 51-247. Compensation of jurors. Guidelines re reimbursement of expenses.

  • Sec. 51-247a. Employer not to discharge employee or require additional hours work for jury service. Eight hours jury duty deemed a legal day's work. Penalty. Action for recovery of wages and reinstatement. Liability of employer for failure to compensate juror-employee.

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