Why do I have to serve as a juror?

As a juror, you participate in an important public process and fulfill a civic obligation. All persons accused of a crime or involved in a civil dispute have a constitutional right to have a jury decide their cases. When you serve on a jury, you make important decisions affecting other people's lives as well as your own community.

Nebraska State Statute 25-1650 states: 

(3) No qualified potential juror is exempt from jury service, except that any person seventy years of age or older who makes a request to be exempt to the court at the time the Juror Qualification form is filed with the jury commissioner or who makes such a request in writing after being qualified and summoned shall be exempt from serving on grand and petit juries.

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1. When do I report for jury service?
2. What if I cannot serve?
3. What if I am unable to serve during the dates on my summons?
4. How do I request a postponement or to be excused?
5. What if I'm over 70 years old?
6. What if I’m a full time student and am not able to serve?
7. What are the qualifications to serve as a juror?
8. What may disqualify me as a juror?
9. What if I am unable to serve due to my health?
10. What if I have moved out of Lancaster County?
11. What if I do not read or speak English?
12. What if I care for a child or adult with a medical condition?
13. What if I need special accommodations?
14. What if I am a nursing mother?
15. What if I am self-employed?
16. What if my request to be excused is denied?
17. Where is the Jury Commission office?
18. Is the Jury Commissioner elected or appointed?
19. Where do I report for jury service?
20. Where do I park?
21. Will I get paid for jury service?
22. How do I get paid for jury service?
23. What items are prohibited in the Hall of Justice?
24. How do jurors get picked for jury duty?
25. Why do I have to serve as a juror?
26. Will my employer allow me to take time off for jury service?
27. What if I need a statement to show my employer the days I served on jury duty?
28. How long does a trial take?
29. What happens if there is inclement weather?
30. What if I am called as a grand juror?