Civil Jury Bond
For every civil jury trial, you are required to post a cash Jury Bond. The jury filing fee is $150.00 to be paid at the time of request. A bill is sent out to the attorney requesting the jury about 3 months in advance and is due in the office 60 days before the trial date. The total bill for a jury is approximately $8,000-$12,000 depending on the number of days requested.
Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Court. As a prospective juror, you are here to perform an important service in our judicial system. The following is some helpful information that should make your experience more pleasant.
If you received a jury subpoena to come to court, please call (985-369-6653) the night before to verify your attendance. Callers will reach a recording with information pertaining to their jury duty date. It is always best to call the night before you are to appear.
Once you reach the age of 70, you may claim a personal exemption to be excused. You must provide that information to the office prior to the jury duty date. Please make sure that your name and address are correct on your Jury Subpoena or Summons. If changes are needed, please notify the Clerk of Court’s Office.
The following clothing items are not acceptable for jurors: shorts, tank tops, baseball caps or hats. Cell Phones, tablets and pagers are not allowed in the courtroom as well.
Jurors will be paid $25.00 per day and 16 cents a mile. Checks will be mailed to the address on your subpoena.
Anyone wishing to be excused from Jury Duty must provide a valid excuse to the Judge listed on the subpoena. Only the Judge can excuse a prospective juror.