How are jurors selected?

Potential jurors are randomly selected and mailed a questionnaire to determine their eligibility. To be eligible for jury service a person must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Pierce County and able to communicate in English.

Eligible jurors are placed in a jury pool for six months. Each month, Fife Municipal Court calls a number of jurors from the pool to serve. Jurors receive a Jury Summons from the Court. Jury service is for a period of one month. Jurors are required to serve on only one trial during this time. The average trial is one day in duration.

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1. I have been summoned for jury duty. How will I know when I need to report to Court?
2. How do I request to be excused from jury service?
3. Are jurors paid for their services?
4. What kind of cases do Fife Municipal Court jurors hear?
5. How are jurors selected?
6. What can I expect as a juror?