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  • PART III COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
  • TITLE II ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS THEREIN
  • CHAPTER 234A OFFICE OF JURY COMMISSIONER FOR THE COMMONWEALTH

Section 1 - Application of chapter to particular counties

Section 2 - Judicial districts; eligibility for jury service

Section 3 - Juror service

Section 4 - Disqualification from juror service

Section 5 - Office of jury commissioner

Section 6 - Jury management advisory committee

Section 7 - Jury commissioner and staff; appointment; salaries

Section 8 - Rules of court; regulations

Section 9 - Liability of cities and towns

Section 10 - Numbered resident list

Section 11 - Numbered resident file

Section 12 - Number of prospective jurors

Section 13 - Random selection of prospective jurors

Section 14 - Typewritten lists from cities and towns not submitting numbered resident files

Section 15 - Preparation of prospective juror list

Section 16 - Master juror list; random shuffling; summoning jurors in sequence

Section 17 - Letter of venire

Section 18 - Discretionary determination of number of jurors to be summoned

Section 19 - Juror summons; contents

Section 20 - Notice of qualifications for juror service included with summons

Section 21 - Juror confirmation form included with summons

Section 22 - Confidential juror questionnaire included with summons

Section 23 - Use of juror questionnaire during voir dire

Section 24 - Return of juror confirmation form

Section 25 - Second summons

Section 26 - Additional jurors; summons; second summons

Section 27 - Time and manner of service of additional jurors

Section 28 - Cancellation of juror service

Section 29 - Modification of juror service

Section 30 - Standby jurors

Section 31 - Presentation by juror to clerk of summons, questionnaire and notices

Section 32 - Wilful misrepresentations in juror questionnaire

Section 33 - Criminal history records of jurors

Section 34 - Postponement of term of juror service

Section 35 - Juror service performed at any location within judicial district

Section 36 - Notice of date of postponement or request for location transfer

Section 37 - Postponement for reasons of important business of commonwealth or United States

Section 38 - Availability for juror service by telephone notice

Section 39 - Deferment or advancement of, or excuse from, juror service; term limitations; dismissal or discharge of juror

Section 40 - Length of trial; excuse of juror

Section 41 - Length of term of service of jurors

Section 42 - Enforcement of chapter

Section 43 - Delinquency notice

Section 44 - Criminal complaint for delinquent juror

Section 45 - Studies, research and new procedures

Section 46 - Delegation of authority to jury commissioner

Section 47 - Compensation and reimbursement policy

Section 48 - Payment of regularly employed jurors

Section 49 - Employers or self-employed jurors excused from payment

Section 50 - Reimbursement of unemployed jurors for expenses

Section 51 - Payment of trial juror by commonwealth

Section 52 - Grand juror financial questionnaire

Section 53 - Private hearing to determine rate of compensation of grand juror

Section 54 - Payment of grand juror by commonwealth

Section 55 - Compensation of absent, alternate, standby jurors and jurors on telephone notice; credit during adjournments

Section 56 - Special awards of compensation and reimbursement; expenses; special arrangements

Section 56A - Meals for jurors in accordance with their religious requirements

Section 57 - Juror service certificate; contents

Section 58 - Mailing certificates; tender to employer for compensation

Section 59 - Form of payment of grand and trial jurors paid by commonwealth

Section 60 - Employer liability for failure to pay juror-employee

Section 61 - Violation of Sec. 60; harassment, etc. of employee

Section 62 - Trial juror’s handbook

Section 63 - Telephone lines established by office of jury commissioner

Section 64 - Juror orientation

Section 65 - Welcoming address to jurors

Section 66 - Judicial discretion hearing with juror or employer

Section 67 - List of grand and trial jurors expected to appear sent or delivered to appropriate clerks of court

Section 68 - Additional jurors impanelled; alternate jurors

Section 69 - Translators for deaf jurors

Section 70 - Instruction to jury as to occupation or reputation of other jurors

Section 71 - Fraud in processing or selection of jurors or prospective jurors

Section 72 - Preservation of official records and papers compiled and maintained by office of jury commissioner

Section 73 - Challenge of array

Section 74 - Irregularities or defects causing mistrial or verdict to be set aside

Section 75 - Use of data processing equipment, etc. and electronic telecommunications systems

Section 76 - Contracts and agreements with, and gifts, etc. from governmental units

Section 77 - Contracts, agreements, gifts, etc.; deposit of funds

Section 78 - Management of jurors by individual courts

Section 79 - Annual report of jury commissioner

Section 80 - Annual conference of participants