This press release published at the request of the Alachua County Clerk of the Court J.K. “Jess” Irby.
The Alachua County Clerk of the Court J.K. “Jess” Irby has launched a “Juror Donation Program.” The program allows jurors the option of donating their juror compensation. All donations are distributed to the Guardian Ad Litem Program and the Peaceful Paths domestic violence shelter.
Last year, Alachua County issued nearly $49,000 in juror compensation. Jurors not compensated by an employer receive $15 a day for the first three days of service, and all jurors receive $30 for each day of service after the third day of jury duty.
“We’re excited to be able to offer this opportunity to the community,” said Irby. “Jury service is one of our most important civic duties, and now our County’s jurors have the option to go a step further with their service. With over 20,000 jurors summoned in 2017, this has the potential to have a significant impact on these two important programs.”
Those wanting to donate their compensation should ask one of the Deputy Clerks at check-in for more information.
For more information, contact the Clerk of the Court’s office at 352-374-3636.