Dear Prospective Juror,
Welcome to i-Juror El Paso County’s 24-hours-a-day jury management system that allows you to complete questionnaires, respond to jury summonses, post-pone your jury duty date, find answers to the most frequently asked questions about jury service, request qualified exemptions from jury service, and much more.
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In an effort to save taxpayers money, the El Paso County jury summons has changed. The color printing and paper perforation was removed. Please read your jury summons carefully.
Phone Scam Public Service Announcement
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scam that has claimed several victims. Several people around El Paso County have received phone calls from a person claiming to Dep. Paul Cross of the “Sheriff’s Department”.
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
If you require a sign language interpreter in order to serve as a juror, please contact the District Clerk’s Office as soon as you receive this summons in order to ensure arrangements can be made and services are available for you on the date you are to report. There are several different ways to request a sign language interpreter:
By Phone: 915-546-8102 and ask for Michael Orozco, Jury Supervisor
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: 915-546-8139
By Mail or In Person:
El Paso County District Clerk’s Office – Jury Division
Attention: Michael Orozco
200 S. Kansas St.
El Paso TX 79901
It is important that you please make arrangements upon receipt of this jury summons, or no later than 10 days prior to your scheduled date for jury service.
Jurors may park at the El Paso County Courthouse parking garage, located at 500 E. Overland Ave. (Corner of Overland and Kansas). Entrance is on Overland.
Note: Tickets you receive for unauthorized parking or while on private property will not be the responsibility of the court.
From Liberty Hall, selected jurors will be escorted to the County Courthouse. Upon entering the Courthouse, you will be required to go through a magnetometer.All briefcases, purses and packages will be x-rayed by security. You may be required to remove belts with large metal buckles.The following items are prohibited in the building: firearms, knives, scissors or any other sharp object or weapons
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
If your employer requires proof of attendance, you may obtain a certificate in the jury assembly room. You may obtain your certificate after your service has
LENGTH OF SERVICE
Jury service may vary from one to several days, depending on the trial in which you serve. You will serve for the entire length of the trial.
BREAKS, MEALS, AND MEDICATIONS
It is suggested that jurors reporting to jury duty eat breakfast as we do not know when or if the Court will break for lunch. For this reason, you may also want to bring a snack and lunch. Further, if you require any special medication due to health reasons, please bring these items with you.
Attendance pays $6.00 for each day or fraction of a day while a person is in attendance in Court as a prospective juror but not selected and $40.00 for each day or fraction of each day if selected for jury duty service and sworn in to sit on a jury. If excused from jury duty at Liberty Hall, you will not be compensated for jury service.
JURY REIMBURSEMENT DONATION PROGRAM
Pursuant to Texas Government Code §61.003 you have the option of donating all or a portion of your juror reimbursement to the following charitable programs:
• Crime Victim’s Compensation (CVC) Program- to encourage greater victim participation in apprehension and prosecution of criminals and reimbursing innocent victims for certain out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of violent crime.
• General Assistance specifically for Child Welfare Services- to provide local public welfare services for abuse and neglected children and their families, and provide funding for these services.
• El Paso Veterans Treatment Court Program (EPVTCP) –to provide justice involved veterans and active service members with treatment and judicial monitoring and afford them the tools to lead productive law-abiding lives.
Please note that if you are selected as a juror, the court Bailiff will hand you a reimbursement check along with a juror donation form that you can complete and sign along with endorsing your check to donate to any of the three charitable donations noted above. Click here to see a sample of the form you will be given if you are selected to serve as a juror.
The City and County of El Paso have joined together to make jury service more convenient for you. A free bus pass, providing round trip service to Downtown, is included with the juror summons. The pass is valid only for the date of your jury service as indicated.
You can complete your questionnaire on-line or return it via mail.
You can see the current status of your summons, request a deferral or request an excuse:
Enter your six-digit Juror ID Number, your five digit
Electronic Signature, as shown on your Qualification Questionnaire
or Summons form, and your Date of Birth below, then click the Login
Reschedule Jury Service
We have listened to your ideas and suggestions and now, you can reschedule your jury service online or through our automated phone system immediately upon receiving your summons. To reset, disqualify or exempt yourself from jury service, simply enter, in the appropriate field, your six-digit Juror ID Nmber, your five-digit Electronic Signature, and your Date of Birth above, then click the Login button.
Notice: As per the Council of Judges please note that any requests for excuse/deferral will require that you complete the questionnaire either online or return the questionnaire via mail. Otherwise the excuse/deferral may be declined.