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Juror Questions #4

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Who will pay me for serving as a juror?

Your employer has a duty under state law (§ 13-71-126, C.R.S.) to pay regular wages up to $50 per day if you are regularly employed. Employers may pay more than $50 by mutual agreement. If you are self-employed, you must compensate yourself for the first three days. Unemployed persons may apply for reimbursement of certain expenses during the first three days. After the third day, all jurors receive $50 per day from the state and will be required to fill out a W-9 to begin receiving payment of $50 per day. There are provisions for special hardships and certain expenses; please discuss these with the jury commissioner.


Can I lose my job if I serve as a juror?

State law protects a juror’s job. Section 13-71-134, C.R.S. says, “An employer shall not threaten, coerce, or discharge an employee for reporting for juror service as summoned.”