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Los Angeles County Bar Association Minimum Standards for Los Angeles Legal Employer Support of Jury Service

Adopted by the Board of Trustees March 26, 2003

In view of recent jury reform efforts, it is appropriate and essential for the legal community to agree to minimum levels of juror compensation for State and Federal Courts, in order to support the Court systems and to operate as a model for other employers.  The Los Angeles County Bar Association encourages the adoption of the minimum standards set forth below in furtherance of these objectives.  Our Association intends publicly to acknowledge those legal employers that adopt these standards, and to honor those with even more supportive practices in place.

1. Large legal employers (50 or more lawyers) will commit to support and pay for at least 15 days of jury service per year for each professional and employee selected to serve on a jury.

2. Smaller legal employers (under 50 lawyers) will commit to support and pay for at least 10 days of jury service per year for each professional and employee selected to serve on a jury.

3. Solo practitioners and other very small legal employers (3 or fewer lawyers) will commit to support and pay for at least 5 days of jury service per year for each professional and employee selected to serve on a jury.

4. Legal employers that have an incentive system where employees are compensated based in part on hours logged will devise a reasonable means of recognizing and supporting jury service, consistent with that system.  Such recognition could include: awarding client time credit for actual service in the jury box; permitting the logging of jury time to a non-client category on timesheets with assurances that this time will be noted and credited; giving assurances that jury time, if not appropriate to be logged, will be noted and respected by other means.

5. Subscribing legal employers will provide the Superior and United States District Courts with the name and contact information of one or more authorized persons to contact in those rare instances when a trial may exceed the estimated length.  Legal employers will use their best efforts to cooperate in such instances to assist the courts in avoiding mistrials and promoting efficient use of juror and court time.

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