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 here 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.
If you receive a jury subpoena to come to court, please call the night before to verify your attendance. Call at (985) 369-6653 after 4:30pm, and you will hear a recording. If you come to court for jury duty, you are paid $25 per day plus 16 cents per mile (R.S. 13:3049). If you are looking to be excused from jury duty, you must phone the judge that is listed on the subpoena. Once you reach the age of 70, you may claim a personal exemption to be excused. Please contact the judge’s office. No shorts, purses or cell phones are allowed.