(other than Hearing Impaired)
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 234A, Section 3: Juror service in the participating counties shall be a duty which every person who qualifies under this chapter shall perform when selected. All persons selected for juror service on grand and trial juries shall be selected at random from the population of the judicial district in which they reside. All persons shall have equal opportunity to be considered for juror service. All persons shall serve as jurors when selected and summoned for that purpose as hereinafter provided. No person shall be exempted or excluded from serving as a grand or trial juror because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, economic status, or occupation. Physically handicapped persons shall serve except where the court finds such service is not feasible. The court shall strictly enforce the provisions of this section.
In light of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the court system is making every effort to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for disabled jurors. If a prospective juror notifies the Office of Jury Commissioner in advance, attempts will be made to establish a reasonable accommodation.
FOR THOSE WHO MUST USE A WHEELCHAIR, A WALKER OR CANE OR SIMILAR DEVICE:
Most of the courthouses of the Commonwealth are wheelchair accessible. If the courthouse where you must appear is wheelchair accessible, you will find the symbol next to its name on your juror summons.
Click here to obtain an alphabetical listing of the courthouses to learn if the courthouse you have been assigned to is accessible.
If the courthouse you are assigned to is not accessible, and:
1. if you have been summonsed for Trial Juror Service (not Grand Juror Service), you may request a transfer of courthouse location,
Click here for information on requesting a transfer; or
2. if you are scheduled for Grand Juror Service, you may call our Juror Information Line at 1-800-THE-JURY [1-800-843-5879] so that together we can work to resolve the situation, because Grand Jury Service will take place at only one courthouse in each of the fourteen judicial districts.
For the Visually Impaired, a Juror Handbook is
available in Large Type and Audio Tape versions. To receive one of these versions,
please call the OJC at 1-800-843-5879.
You may also write to us at:
OFFICE OF JURY COMMISSIONER,
560 HARRISON AVENUE, SUITE 600
BOSTON, MA. 02118-2447
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