General Information Regarding Jury Service

LaPorte Circuit Court is located in LaPorte, Indiana on the 3rd floor of the County Courthouse at 813 Lincolnway. The courthouse sits corner of Lincolnway and Indiana Ave.


Directions to Courthouse

Please use Google Maps.


Parking

If space remains, you may park in the courthouse parking lot in areas not designated for courthouse employees. Handicapped parking is available. If not you may park on Michigan Ave or any other side streets with available.


Security

You will be required to go through a metal detector upon entering the Courthouse. Cell phones, pagers, etc. are prohibited in any courtroom.


Physical Accomodations

Enter the courthouse via the Michigan Ave entrance (there is a ramp). An elevator is available on the first floor.


Time Commitment

The selection of the jury normally is completed within the first day. Our jury trials can last anywhere from two (2) to five (5) days. Generally speaking, court is in session from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a one (1) hour break for lunch. You will be allowed to return to your homes each evening, unless sequestered.


Pay

You will receive $15.00 a day plus 44 cents per mile if you are not chosen as a juror. If you are chosen to serve as a juror, you will receive $40.00 per day plus 40 cents per mile.


Meals

Court policies vary, however, you should be prepared to provide your own meals.


Juror Automated Line

If you wish, you can check on the status of the case beginning the Wednesday before trial. Please call (219) 326-6808 x 2386 and a recorded message will advise you of the status of the trial. Although the virtual operator will inform you the offices are closed, this telephone message is available 24-hours per day from the Wednesday before until the first day of trial.



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