What can I bring to jury duty in MA?
You should bring:
- Your completed Confidential Juror Questionnaire.
- Reading material, work, or something to do while you’re not participating in a panel.
- Money for parking and food.
- Water, coffee, or another drink, if you wish.
Can jurors bring food?
GENERAL RULE 5: FOOD IN THE COURT Jurors and parties to lawsuits, and others who may be required to be in the courthouses for extended periods of time, will be permitted to bring food for lunch and snacks into all courthouses, in appropriate containers, as further described in this rule.
How should I dress to get out of jury duty?
Business attire is strongly suggested. Ties are not required. Jurors should not wear shorts, mini-skirts, tank tops, flip-flops, or hats (except for religious purposes). Jurors who are not appropriately dressed will be sent home and ordered to appear for jury service on a future date.
Can you wear jeans to jury duty?
Answer: Your responsibility as a juror is of utmost importance and your attire is indicative of that importance and the seriousness you attach to your duties. You may wear comfortable but appropriate business-like clothing. Shorts, jeans, t-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts should not be worn.
Do you get lunch on jury service?
Most courts will give jurors lunch when necessary. If you need to claim for a meal allowance, you must provide receipts to show you are entitled to the allowance. You can only claim for the amount you spend, up to the maximum of the allowance. The maximum allowance will depend on how long you were at court.
Can jurors talk to each other?
Of course they can talk to each other. They’re not really supposed to talk about the case until it’s time for deliberations, but it’s basically a closed chamber, so what goes on in the jury room is pretty much between them. Jurors spend time together during lunch and recesses, so there’s plenty of time for socializing.