21st Judicial District Court

Jury Information


In order to serve as a juror, you must meet the following qualifications:

1. You must be a citizen of the United States and of Louisiana and have resided in the parish you are subpoenaed in for at least one year.

2. You must be at least eighteen years of age.

3. You must be able to read and write the English language.

4. You must not be interdicted or incapable of serving because of mental or physical infirmity.

5. You must not be under indictment for a felony or convicted of a felony for which you have not been pardoned.

EXEMPTIONS:

There are two types of exemptions.  You do not have to claim an exemption, you may still serve as a juror.

                            1.  If you have attained the age of 70, you are entitled to claim an exemption.  To claim this exemption you must submit proof of age.

                            2.  If you have served on a jury within the last two years, you are entitled to claim an exemption.

HARDSHIPS:

If serving as a juror would impose a severe hardship on you, you may be qualified to be excused. If the hardship is due to medical reasons, you must have a written statement from your doctor. You must attach the statement to the subpoena and return it to the Judge for which you have been subpoenaed.

To Claim an Exemption or Hardship:

You must submit a written detailed description for which you are basing your claim. Submit this information along with your subpoena, to the judge for which you have been subpoenaed to the appropriate address listed below:

 
Mailing Addresses:

Livingston Parish

P.O. Box 639

Livingston, LA  70754

St. Helena Parish

P.O. Box 788

Amite, LA  70422

Tangipahoa Parish

P.O. Box 788

Amite, LA  70422

 

You may also hear this information by calling the number listed on your subpoena.