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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court


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You will be paid a $50.00 attendance fee for each day you are required to report for your assigned jury duty. If you are required to attend court for more than ten days in hearing a case, and unless the presiding judge decides otherwise, your daily attendance fee will increase to $60. You will not be paid if you appear and request to be excused for reasons that were well known to you at the time you completed the pre-screening questionnaire. Federal government employees will not be paid an attendance fee. You will be reimbursed for the actual cost of public transportation from your house to the courthouse, or you will be given a travel allowance for actual round-trip mileage from your house to the courthouse, which will be calculated using the current federal government travel mileage rate.  You will generally receive your jury attendance fee and travel reimbursement check within three weeks after your completion of service.