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1 Presented by: Chief Deputy of Court Services Citrus County Presented by: Angela Vick Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Citrus County Kathy Davis Chief Deputy of Court Services Citrus County

2 A History Lesson First used hundreds of years ago Factored in the events that led to the Revolutionary War. Our Constitution guarantees the right to a jury

3 Jury Administration Authority… Florida Statutes… Chap. 40 & 905 – plans.shtml

4 Chief Judge will review and consent to the process for selection ( F.S ) Clerk shall implement electronic system Clerk of Court shall submit plan for selection of candidates to Chief Justice.

5 Candidate Qualifications 18 yrs of age Citizen of U.S. Legal Resident of State & County Possess DL or Photo ID Card In lieu of above, execute affidavit per F.S

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7 Jury List Generated by DHSMV quarterly Names can be added by Affidavit Clerk to purge list monthly: Adjudicated mentally incompetent Convicted of a felony Dept. of Health to furnish list of deceased monthly Clerk responsible for preserving security and source of list

8 Summoning Jurors Generate Venire (list of jurors) Issue Summons to attend court with at least 14 days notice Can postpone up to 6 months Failure to appear up to $100 Fine & possible contempt of court Reschedule of no-show’s May be put on notice and called in an hour’s notice

9 Juror Compensation $15.00 per day/ first three days $30.00 per day/ four days or more Exemptions: Employer pays 1 st three days Excused at their request Juror may donate per diem

10 Juror Compensation cont. Payment within 20 days after completion of service Compliance is monitored thru external audit function

11 Juror Accommodations Clerk pays Required by law or ordered by the Court Separate facilities for sexes shall be provided

12 Jury Management SOP’s Pre-Summons Date Coordination with court admin Update website Use code a phone On-line excusals

13 Summons Date Juror Check In process Report Time Clear signage Check DL Know authority of Clerk Provide Jurors info & expectations Video Swear in Jurors Judicial excusal

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15 Grand Jury Consists of not fewer than 15 nor more than 21 Selection is no less than annually Order from Judge to issue summons to impanel grand jury Governance same as petit jury Clerk administers oath Clerk maintains witness list & minutes

16 Emergency Management Planning Contingency plan Random Selection

17 Final thoughts Familiarize with Clerk duties as outlined in F.S. 40 and 905 Self imposed trainers/disruptive Under the influence Change of venue


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