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Jury Service

One of the clerk of court’s duties is the effective management of the parish jury system, a fundamental component of our everyday lives.  The right to trial by jury is one of our most basic constitutional rights, and it deserves universal respect.

If you have been called for jury service and have questions, visit the frequently-asked questions (FAQ) section of this website.  If you remain uncertain, please feel free to contact us at 364-2919 or 364-2968.  You may also download a copy of our Juror Handbook.

A Note about Juror Fraud

1.  In this con, someone calls pretending to be a court official who threateningly says a warrant has been issued for your arrest because you didn’t show up for jury duty. The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Sometimes they even ask for credit card numbers. Give out any of this information and bingo! Your identity just got stolen. The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado. This (scam) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try and bully people into giving information by pretending they’re with the court system.

The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their websites, warning consumers about the fraud.  The Clerk of Court’s Office will NEVER ask for personal information over the telephone.  Do NOT give out personal information over the telephone.  Check it out here: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

2.  Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.  The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.  The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois , and Colorado , AZ and more. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system.

The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud. Check it out here:  http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm And here:  http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp.

3.  Fraudsters pose as cops, court officials in jury duty scams / Stateline, Feb. 13, 2015. http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2015/2/13/fraudsters-pose-as-cops-court-officials-in-jury-duty-scams?sl&utm_campaign=2015-02-17%20Stateline%20Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua