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

Length of service. Jurors serve for 1 day unless they are accepted for a trial, when it will be necessary for them to attend court as necessary to complete service in the particular trial. Qualified citizens are required to serve on jury duty only once every 2 years. Postponements of juror service are rare in Utah and must be based on extreme inconvenience or hardship.
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Proof of service. The jury administrator provides jurors with an attendance certificate showing the dates and times of service; employers may ask employees for a copy of this document.
Electronic devices and Internet access. Utah state courts offer Internet access; however, some content may be blocked and bandwidth is limited. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov for specific information.
Jury duty. An employer may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise coerce an employee because the employee responds to a summons for jury service or serves as a juror or grand juror. Further, an employer may not require an employee to use annual vacation or sick time for time spent in response to a summons or for jury service (UT Code Sec. 78B-1-116).
An employer that violates these provisions is guilty of criminal contempt and may be fined up to $500, imprisoned for up to 6 months, or both. An employee discharged in violation of this section may sue the employer within 30 days of discharge for reinstatement and up to 6 weeks of lost wages.
Court appearance. An employer may not discharge or otherwise coerce or threaten an employee because he or she responded to a subpoena or was summoned to a deposition or hearing (UT Code Sec. 78B-1-132).
Employers that violate this law are guilty of criminal contempt and face a fine and possible imprisonment. The employer may ...

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