(Nevada City) Parking spaces designated for jurors are located in
the lower portion of the County parking lot located on the corner
of Main St. and Washington, just across the street from the back corner
of the Courthouse. (Please refer to Parking Lot A in red on the map
located on your summons). Additional parking for jurors is located
in the St. Canice Church parking lot with its entrance off Coyote
Street across from the Nevada City Post Office parking lot. (Please
refer to Parking Lot B in red on the map located on your summons.)
If you are having difficulty locating a parking space, you may want
to try the lot behind the Nevada City Veterans Building, which is
located on the corner of North Pine Street and Cottage (approximately
one block behind the courthouse. (Truckee) Parking at the Joseph Center
is on a first-come first-served basis and there is usually ample parking.
If the parking lot is full you may park along Levon Avenue under most
circumstances. Do not park in the Hospital parking lot.
All jurors who appear, whether selected to sit on a jury panel or
excused, will receive $15.00 per day starting with the second day
of service as juror fees plus 15 cents per mile one way.
DEFERMENT DUE TO HARDSHIP
On the day you are summoned, the judge will inform the group of
the expected length of the trial. If the length of the trial will
cause a hardship due to a prior commitment or for financial reasons,
you may ask the judge to be excused. Your request will be granted
or denied at the judges discretion.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How did my name get selected for jury duty?
Jurors names are selected at random from lists of registered
voters and individuals who have a drivers license or identification
card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Be aware, if your
name if for example John Paul Jones on your drivers
license and John P. Jones on the voters registration,
the computer assumes you are two people, and you may receive a second
notice. If you do receive another notice, please let us know.
How long will my name be on the prospective jurors list?
Your name will remain on the county juror list for one fiscal year
(July through June). You may be called at any time during that year.
Nevada County has implemented the One Day/One Trial
system wherein once you have appeared in court as a juror, whether
you are selected to sit on a jury panel or excused, you will not
be called upon again that year. You can be called for jury duty
every other year; however, this usually does not occur.
How can I be a juror if my boss wont let me off?
Pursuant to Labor Code Section 230, your employer must let you off
for jury duty. Employers cannot discharge an employee called for
jury duty service if the employee gives reasonable notice of the
summons. Employers do not have to pay you for your attendance at
Does the court have any assistive listening devices if I have
a hard time hearing?
Each courtroom is equipped with a Phonic Ear Personal FM System.
The wireless receivers will allow a person to sit anywhere in the
courtroom and hear the proceedings. Persons who do or do not have
hearing aids may use them. Should you wish to use this assistive
listening device, please advise the court attendant or bailiff.