From the Connecticut Judicial Branch:
Office of Legislative Research Reports
"Kid Friendly" Jury Laws
Jury Pools and Fair Cross Section Requirement
This report addresses various questions about
jury pools and the constitutional requirement that
jury pools represent a fair cross section of the
This report summarizes Connecticut law on juror pay and employer
responsibilities regarding employees who serve as jurors.
Jury Selection Pool & Exemptions
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.
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
Qualification of Jurors.
Number of Jurors for Each Town.
Jurors Failing to Appear.
Length of Term of Service as Juror.
Compensation of jurors. Guidelines re reimbursement
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