Juror Resources

Jurors are chosen according to law to act as officer's of the court. This section of our website is intended to help you understand and perform this important civic duty regardless of the county you are selected to serve in.

If you have been chosen to serve on a jury, please read this information carefully, including the disclaimer.

After reading this information you should have a good understanding of what your responsibilities and duties are as a juror, and you will have a better understanding of how the court system works. Jury duty, and participating in the administration of justice, are among the privileges we have in our free society.
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  1. About Jury Service

    Many systems have been tried, but the English-speaking people, for many years, have steadfastly believed that trial by jury is the most likely to accomplish Justice.

  2. Deliberations

    The foreperson presides over the deliberations and signs and brings the verdict into court.

  3. Disclaimer

    See the disclaimer about the information given on this website.

  4. Evidence

    Since the verdict must he based on the evidence in the case, a juror Should know what may be taken into consideration as evidence.

  5. Glossary of Words & Phrases

    See the definitions of words and phrases commonly used in trials.

  6. How the Jury is Selected

    At the opening of a trial, jurors are selected to try the case. Civil juries are generally comprised of six persons.

  1. Juror Conduct

    After you are sworn in as a juror, there are some rules of conduct you should observe.

  2. Rules & Instructions for Jurors

    Cases must be tried and determined on firmly established and well-recognized public standards (rules) of right and wrong.

  3. The Juror's Creed

    Read the Juror's Creed.

  4. Trial Procedure

    Courtroom trial events are substantially the same in both civil and criminal cases. In all criminal cases, the plaintiff is the State of Indiana and the plaintiff's lawyer is the Prosecuting Attorney or a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.

  5. Types of Cases

    Generally speaking, a jury may he called upon to try two kinds of cases -civil or criminal.