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Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund - Rules for Eligibility
Effective November 5, 2012
You may be eligible for additional monies for your jury service if you have to be in court for jury service for more than five court business days, AND one of the following describes you:
a. You are retired or employed.
b. You are employed and can show the Court that you are losing income while serving as a juror.
If you match one of those choices above, and wish to receive the additional monies, please ask your bailiff about the Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund.
Jurors not eligible to receive monies from the Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund will still receive $12 plus mileage reimbursement for each day of their service.
Retired or unemployed
Upon the sixth day of trial you can receive $40 plus your mileage reimbursement for each day of your service. This is retroactive to the first day of trial and continues through the end of the trial.
Employed with demonstrable loss of income
Upon the sixth day of trial you can be reimbursed for your demonstrated daily loss, up to $300, plus your mileage reimbursement, for each day of your service. This is retroactive to the first day of trial and continues through the end of the trial. If your income or loss of income changes you must notify the jury office immediately. Any over payments due to unreported income or miscalculations will be pursued for repayment.
- What if I work on commission or am self-employed or am a contract or temporary employee?
As with employees that are paid hourly or salary, you must provide documentation of your loss of income. As long as you can provide documentation of your loss of income you would still be reimbursed for your loss (up to the maximum allowable amount depending on your loss of income).
- Commission: 3 months of income verification (such as check stubs) prior to your first day of jury service plus checks received during the duration of the trial (if you do not receive income during the trial a statement from your employer will suffice).
- Self-employed: Prior year 1040 Income Tax Return (Submit any additional checks or documentation received throughout the trial for loss of income).
- Temporary: 2 check stubs prior to your first day of jury service (refer to A).
- Contract: Prior year 1040 Income Tax Return (refer to B).
- Hourly/Salary: 2 pay stubs prior to your first day of service, 4 paystubs if you are paid weekly.
- If I take PTO or use vacation time can I still apply for ALTF funds?
No, it's not considered a loss of income if you receive PTO or vacation pay while on Jury Duty.
- What if my employer only pays for some of the days I'm serving? (Like the first 5 or 10 days?)
You would be reimbursed for the days they did not pay.
- What if my employer pays my regular wages, but I'll lose overtime pay?
If you can provide documentation that you work overtime on a regular basis, you can be reimbursed for that amount. Please submit the last 6 check stubs you received prior to your first day of jury service.
- How long do I have to turn in my claim?
Applicants have 30 days from the conclusion of the trial to submit a claim form. However, once you are in the court room for 6 trial days you are eligible to submit your claim.
- What if my employer does not have written policy for jury service?
If your employer does not have a written policy, please have your employer submit a statement regarding your jury service. The statement must be on company letterhead and indicate whether or not you are compensated for jury service, and if you are compensated, for how many days.
- Does my Claim need to be notarized?
- Self-employed or commission-based applicants: Claims must be notarized.
- Hourly or salaried applicants: Claims do not require notarization.
- Retired or unemployed applicants: Claims do not require notarization
For more information please contact the Jury Office and ask for the Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund Coordinator or email your questions to ALTFJury@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov
When you have completed the claim form please return it to the Jury Office.
You can also fax or email the application and documentation.
Please be sure to include your name and juror identification number on the application and any documentation you submit.
If you have any questions about the form or this process, please contact the Jury Office and ask for the
Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund Coordinator or email your questions to ALTFJury@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov
Superior Court - Office of the Jury Commissioner
175 West Madison Street, Suite 1308
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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