Is my privacy protected during and after the trial?

The judge will take your privacy into consideration when making decisions about the case. The judge must balance the requirement in the federal Constitution that guarantees people a public and speedy trial on the one side against jurors' real concerns about privacy on the other side. 

If you have concerns about privacy, please let the judge know. If a newspaper or television reporter, or a lawyer or a friend of one of the people involved in the case, approaches you during the trial, let the judge know immediately. Such contact is inappropriate during a trial. After the trial is over, the media and the parties in the case can contact you, but you do not have to talk to them. Call the judge in your case if you feel harassed.

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1. What if I do not speak English?
2. What happens to my job or school attendance record?
3. How much and when do I get paid?
4. What if I care for a dependent child or adult?
5. Why do I always get summoned but other people don't?
6. What if I have been called twice or have already served in the past year?
7. What should I do if I need special accommodations?
8. How long does a trial take?
9. Why do I have to wait around so much as a juror?
10. What kind of trial will I hear?
11. Can I take notes or ask questions during the trial?
12. Is my privacy protected during and after the trial?
13. What happens after the verdict?
14. How can I get out of jury service?
15. Is there a consequence for my refusal to serve?