Will jury service place my job or pay in jeopardy?
Jury duty is a civic obligation. As stated by Maryland law, an employer may not deprive an employee of his/her employment solely because of job time lost by the employee as a result of responding to a jury summons or as a result of attending court for service or prospective service as a trial or grand juror. Employers are not obligated to pay employees their wage/salary while serving jury duty. Payment (from employers) for employees attending jury duty is at the discretion of the employer.

As a juror, you are paid $20 cash from the court, as expense money, for each day of service. You will receive a work certificate as jury attendance verification for your employer.

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1. What is the inclement weather policy?
2. How was I chosen for jury duty?
3. How long is my jury term?
4. Will jury service place my job or pay in jeopardy?
5. What happens if I don’t report to jury duty or I fail to respond to the court’s questionnaire?
6. What happens when I call the recording for final reporting instructions?
7. What is the dress code for jury duty?
8. Where do I park for jury duty?
9. Where do I report for jury duty?
10. Can I bring my cell phone/electronic device into the courthouse?
11. What can I bring?
12. What NOT to bring?
13. Can I be excused for a work or financial hardship?
14. What if I need to postpone/reschedule my date for jury duty?
15. What if I need to be excused for medical reasons?
16. What if I am not a United States citizen?
17. What if I am no longer a resident of Harford County?
18. What if I am active duty military, etc.?
19. What if I am a full time student?
20. What if I have charges pending?
21. What if I have been convicted of a crime?
22. What if I received a summons, but I recently served jury duty?
23. What if I am a nursing mother?
24. What is the difference between a trial (petit) jury and a grand jury?
25. What if I still have unanswered questions?