You may be sent a letter from Judge Edens requiring you to fill out and return a juror questionnaire. Each quarter approximately 300 such letters and questionnaires are sent out. Please return them promptly. Your name will be placed on the list of potential jurors during the particular 90-day period. You may or may not be required to appear in Boone Circuit Court as a potential juror sometime during the 90-day period. Most likely if required to appear it would only be one time. Notices are mailed at least 7 days in advance of any given trial date in which you are required to appear.
(The following is a sample letter and information sheet that you will receive if you are selected as a prospective juror for a particular case. You will be provided more information when you arrive at the courthouse.)
Dear Prospective Juror:
You have been selected as a prospective juror for a jury trial scheduled in the Boone County Circuit Court.
Serving as a juror is one of the most important obligations of American citizenship. The right to a trial by jury is a constitutional right and your service as a prospective juror is an example of you doing your part to preserve and protect that constitutional guarantee. You will derive lasting benefits if you perform your duties as a juror conscientiously. You will learn how the judicial branch of your government works and you will take part in the quest for justice. Thank you for your time and commitment.
You are ordered to appear at 8:15 a.m. on the ________day of _______in the Boone County Circuit Court located on the third floor of the Courthouse. The Courthouse is located in downtown Lebanon, Indiana, on the Courthouse Square. If you do not appear, a LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAY BE DISPATCHED TO TAKE YOU INTO CUSTODY AND BRING YOU TO COURT.
Please check in immediately with the Circuit Court Bailiff on the third floor of the Courthouse. Parking passes will be mailed to you.
As a prospective juror, you will be seated in the courtroom until such time as you are either selected as a juror or released. We understand that your time is valuable. We expect that you will know whether you have been selected as a juror or released by Noon, although circumstances may dictate otherwise. We will take all necessary steps to make any inconvenience to you minimal.
J Jeffrey Edens, Judge
Boone Circuit Court
Enclosure: Juror Information Handout