Superior Court II

Jury Duty

 

"Jury Service is one of the highest duties of citizenship, for by it the citizen participates in the administration of justice…” Former Chief Justice of the United States-Honorable Harlan F. Stone 
 
“This is one of the few occasions when your community asks you to step forward and give of your time and talents to preserve our system of justice. You are being asked to participate as a juror, an experience few are afforded. You are being asked to insure the right to a trial by a jury of your peers, a right that only a tiny fraction of the world’s population enjoys.” Steve David, Justice Indiana Supreme Court " Former Boone County Circuit Court Judge" 

 

If you have questions about jury duty you may contact the Court during regular business hours and speak with the Bailiff. The telephone number is 765-482-6502.
 
Q1. Directions to the Courthouse

The Courthouse is located in downtown Lebanon, Indiana, on the Square. If you are traveling from Southern Boone County (i.e. Zionsville area) you may travel I-65 North to the Lebanon (St. Rd. 39 N Exit). This exit will take you directly to the Courthouse.

Q2. Parking

Parking for jurors is available around the Courthouse Square and along side streets.  If there are no empty parking places on the courthouse square, you may also park within the first two blocks of the courthouse.  Should you receive a parking ticket, you may turn this in to the Superior Court II Bailiff immediately who will handle this ticket for you. Due to added security measures, you are only permitted to enter through the south entrance (Main Street entrance) of the Courthouse for security screening.

Q3. Public Transportation

If public transportation is needed, Boone Area Transit System  provides transportation between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The cost of transport by the Boone Area Transit System varies and you may contact them for their pricing schedule.  Their phone numbers are as follows: (765) 482-5220 and/or 317-873-8939. 

Q4. Compensation

Boone County provides compensation for jurors for their service.  Currently, the rate for jury service is $15.00 per day (or any portion thereof) as a prospective juror, and if you are selected the rate of compensation is $40.00 per day (or any portion thereof). Mileage is paid at .575 cents per mile.  A claim will be turned into the county after the trial is completed and payment will be made within 60 days.

Q5. Attire

Dress appropriately for being in a Courtroom. Business attire is appropriate, as is casual business attire. Do not report in muscle shirts, cutoff shorts, wearing hats, or in any attire, which is inappropriate for the Courtroom.

Q6. Meals

Jurors should be advised that the Court provides all of your necessary meals, at no cost to you. If you have special dietary needs, please advise the Bailiff at your first opportunity.

Q7. Auxiliary Aids & Services

If you are in need of special assistance, hearing assistance devices or have special needs please advise the Bailiff at your earliest opportunity.

Q8. Juror Exemption

You are exempted from jury service if you have completed a term of jury service (that means you were actually selected and served as a juror, not just showed up but were not selected) within the year proceeding the date of the summons. If you believe you are exempt please contact the Superior Court II Bailiff as soon as possible to claim your exemption.

Q9. Juror Safety and Privacy

Personal information about you that is contained in your written responses to the Juror Qualification Form will not be released to persons other than the parties and their counsel. Your Qualification Forms will remain confidential, consistent with their intended use and consistent with the constitutional and statutory rights of the parties.

Q10. Introduction to the Case

Once the prospective jurors are seated, the Judge will provide you with an introduction of the proceedings. You will be:

Introduced to the participants

Informed as to the nature of the case

Informed as to the applicable standard or burden of proof

Informed as to the presumption of innocence in a criminal case

Informed as to the appropriate means by which jurors may address their private concerns

Informed as to the appropriate standard of juror conduct

Informed as to the anticipated course of the proceedings

Informed as to the rules regarding challenges to prospective jurors

Informed as to the number of jurors that will be selected for the particular case

Informed as to the anticipated length of the proceedings

Q11. Juror Trial Notebooks

If you are selected as a prospective juror, you will be given a Trial Notebook. It will be used by you to keep your notes, place given instructions, witness and exhibit lists and related information regarding the trial. At the conclusion of the trial, the Court will retain your Trial Notebook.

Q12. Court Policies Regarding the Use of Electronic Devices

While in the courtroom, or during deliberations in the jury room, you shall not be permitted to use

any computers,  laptops, cellular telephones, or other electronic communication devices unless

specifically authorized by the Court.

Judge Bruce Petit

Superior Court II Judge

112 Courthouse Square

Lebanon, IN 46052

765-482-6502

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

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