Colorado Jury Duty/ Court Appearance: What you need to know

Length of service. Colorado uses the "one day/one trial" system for trial jurors where any person who is summoned for jury duty and appears for service is released from further duty unless he or she is assigned to a trial (then the juror serves for the duration of the trial). The average length of service is 3 days. Grand jurors serve 12-month terms.
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Excusal/postponement. Prospective jurors with a conflict with the dates of service may request a postponement online or by filling out the postponement area on the jury summons. Persons out of the country or on military service may request 6-month postponements.
Jury duty. An employer may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against an employee because he or she is called to serve as a juror. In addition, employers may not interfere with an employee's performance of jury duty. Employers who violate this provision are subject to damages and injunctive relief. Those who willfully violate the law may be ordered to pay treble damages and attorney's fees and may face criminal prosecution (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 13-71-134).
Court appearance. An employer may not discharge or discipline a victim or employee who is a member of a victim's immediate family for honoring a subpoena to testify in a criminal proceeding or for participating in the preparation of a criminal proceeding (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-4.1-303(8)).
Private employers. An employer must pay a regularly employed worker his or her regular wages, up to $50 a day, for the first 3 days of service on a trial or grand jury. However, employers may pay their employees more. A court may excuse an employer from paying these wages if it would cause financial hardship (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. ...

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