UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
You have been selected to serve as a juror in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. While this pamphlet will answer many of your questions,
please feel free to call the Clerk's office if you have additional concerns. We are here to help you.
Serving as a juror is a fundamental obligation we all share as citizens of the United States.
Only by having persons like yourself participate in the process can we ensure that all persons in
federal court will be afforded the constitutional right of having their case heard by a jury of their
peers. We appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility.
HOW YOU WERE SELECTED
Your name was selected randomly from the list of registered voters in the county where you
live. Jurors in this district are drawn from 33 neighboring counties.
JURY SUMMONS AND QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE
The answers you provided on the questionnaire qualified you as a juror. As a result, you
received a summons indicating the month & year you would be called for jury service.
TERM OF SERVICE
You will be on call for one month. If you are selected to serve on a case(s), your jury duty
will continue until the case or cases for which you are selected are tried or otherwise completed.
Our average trial lasts one to three days, but some may be longer or shorter, depending on the
nature of the case. If you are not selected on a case, you may be called later in the month. Court
is usually in session from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
DIRECTIONS TO COURTHOUSE
On the reverse side of your jury letter is a map indicating access to and from the courthouse
and the parking facilities in the downtown area.
Jurors may park free of charge in any of the parking facilities listed in this brochure. Please present your parking ticket to the jury clerk for validation.
Jurors who are called to court to serve must report to the jury clerk prior to the court session. Please be prompt.
PAYMENTS TO JURORS
Checks for attendance and mileage fees are mailed within two weeks from completion of jury service.
TAXABILITY OF ATTENDANCE FEES
At the end of the tax year a Form 1099 will be sent to those jurors who have received $600.00 or more in attendance fees. This form should be received by January 31. Questions regarding taxability of attendance fees should be referred to a qualified tax advisor.
On behalf of the Court we wish to express our sincere appreciation for your service. We hope your experience will be a rewarding one.
Office of the Clerk
Marlene D. Campbell, Jury Clerk
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York.
Cindy St. Pierre, Jury Administrator
Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming.
Kathleen Fry, Jury Clerk
Cameron, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union.