Rules of Practice - 5th Judicial Circuit of Illinois


Rule II.

 Jurors, Terms of Service, Summons and Excuse

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A. Grand Jurors
Grand jurors shall be called by the Presiding Judge or a designee thereof. Each grand jury and its members shall serve until the impaneling of the next subsequent grand jury, unless sooner discharged.  If any day upon which a grand jury is to be called is a legal holiday, such grand jurors shall be called to serve the next court day. After being impaneled, instructed and sworn by the court, the grand jury shall sit at such a time as the court may order and may be recessed from time to time to a day certain, or subject to recall.

B. Petit Jurors
The Presiding Judge or a designee thereof shall certify to the clerk of the court the number of petit jurors required, and the date, time and place at which they shall be summoned. The notice to each jury shall state the period of service for which they shall be summoned.

C. Assessment of Costs for Unnecessary Call
If for any reason attributable to counsel or parties, including a settlement or change of plea, the court is unable to commence a jury trial as scheduled, and a panel of prospective jurors has reported to the courthouse for voir dire, the court may assess against counsel or parties responsible all or part of the cost of the panel.

D. Jury Excuses
The Presiding Judge or a designee thereof shall have charge of excusing summoned jurors from service and regulating their assignments to various judges.

E. Jury Commission
The grand jury and petit jury are subject to the rules of the County Jury Commission, if a commission has been established.

 

 

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