DC Superior Court Increases Juror Payments

“We provide free childcare for children 2.5 years and older, and we have free Wi-Fi. But the juror pay levels were outdated,” Judge Josey-Herring said. “It’s a way of expressing our gratitude to DC residents who come to the courthouse to serve as jurors.

DC Superior Court says jury members will receive an increase in daily pay and a travel allowance.

The district trial court said the rate would increase to $50 per day with a $7 travel subsidy for all serving jurors. Those not selected for trial on day one receive a combined payment of $57 unless they receive compensation from the employer.

“We understand that sacrifices are involved when you serve as a juror,” DC Superior Court Chief Justice Anita Josey-Herring said in a statement.

The judge said the court continues to work on reducing the frequency of services, improving the convenience of online registration and “so that only jurors actually needed for juries come to the courthouse with our call system the night before”.

Previously, DC jurors received $40 a day and a $5 travel grant for their time serving as a juror.



The increase is the result of a request for additional funding that was made to Congress in an effort to bring Superior Court juror fees to the same level as jurors in United States federal district courts.

“We offer free child care for children 2.5 years and older and have free Wi-Fi. But juror pay levels were outdated,” Judge Josey-Herring said. “It’s a way of expressing our gratitude to DC residents who come to the courthouse to serve as jurors.”

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