Length of jury service. The length of time a prospective juror must be available to serve depends on the court and the size of the population, and can range from 5 days to 1 year. The most days a juror would have to be present is 30, or the completion of any trial.
Job protection. An employer may not discharge , coerce, or penalize an employee who is summoned for jury service, serves as a juror, or attends court for prospective jury service (AK Stat. Sec. 09.20.037). Employers that violate this section can be sued and may be ordered to pay lost wages and other damages, or reinstate a discharged employee.
Excusal from jury service. Citizens who have served on a jury receive a 1-year exemption. Judicial officers and teachers at certain schools receive exemption from jury service. Jury service can be deferred to a time within 10 months or temporarily excused because of hardship to the next court term by request on the jury questionnaire or by calling the jury clerk.
Electronic devices. Electronic devices (laptop computers, cell phones, etc.) cannot be used in court rooms, deliberation rooms, or jury rooms. Court personnel will collect such devices before deliberations.