The Webster Parish Jury Commission is responsible for
selecting names for Jury duty. The members of this commission
are Anthony Manuel, Joe Beatty, Joseph Jefferson & Barbara
Dillard and Holli Vining, Clerk of Court. Once an order is
received from the District Judge to do so, the commission
selects the jury pools with a computer that chooses the
appropriate number of names at random.
Qualifications and Exemptions:
In order to qualify to serve as a juror, a person must:
*Be a resident of Webster
*Be at least 18 years of age
*Be able to read, write and speak the English Language
*Not be under indictment for a felony or convicted of a felony
for which he has not been pardoned.
There are two personal
exemptions from jury duty that you may claim if desired:
*You are over the age of 70
*You have served as a juror on a civil, criminal or grand jury
in the the past 2 years.
If you do not
meet these qualifications or wish to claim an exemption please
call the Judge’s office at 371-1311.
Length of Jury
The typical jury term is scheduled to last one week.
There may be one trial or many during this week. You will be
advised on a daily basis if and when to report the following day
You will receive a check for $25/day within
2 weeks after jury service. If you live outside the city limits
of Minden, you will also receive miliage. Jury fees are paid by the Police
Jury and issued by the Clerk of Court’s office.
Use good judgment. Dress appropriately and in keeping
with the dignity of the Court. No shorts or tank tops.