Extra Money for Extra Long Jury Duty
On Tuesday, Oklahoma Supreme Court issued IN THE MATTER OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LENGTHY TRIAL FUND, 2005 OK 21 , which approves the rules for the Lengthy Trial Fund. These rules allow a juror to request payment from the lengthy trial fund for full or partial wage replacement when engaged in a term of jury service lasting greater than ten (10) days. The Administrative Director of the Courts may pay replacement or supplemental wages of up to $200.00 per day on or after the eleventh day of jury service. If the service as a juror in a trial lasting more than ten days is a significant financial hardship on any particular juror, the court may then award replacement or supplemental wages of up to $50.00 per day for the fourth to the tenth day of jury service.