How long do I have to serve?

Your service will normally be only for one week. Cases set for trial may be postponed or settled just as they are scheduled to begin, and other cases may be moved up on the Jury Trial Roster. Since it is impossible to predict the outcome of the cases on the roster, you should plan to be with us the entire week. The hours of court operation are determined by the presiding Judge; however, court generally begins each day at 9:30 am and adjourns at approximately 5:30 pm. At the end of each day, or if dismissed earlier, you should make sure that you know where and at what time you should report on the next day.

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1. How long do I have to serve?
2. My summons says I am to report to the Court of General Sessions (or Common Pleas). What's the difference?
3. What's the difference between hearing a civil or criminal case?
4. How should I dress?
5. What can I bring with me to the Judicial Center?
6. Is there any special "courtroom etiquette" I should be aware of?
7. What is "roll call?"
8. What does the term "voir dire" mean?
9. Will I definitely sit in on a trial when I perform jury duty?