2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 12 - JURIES
ARTICLE 5 - TRIAL JURIES
PART 1 - IN GENERAL
§ 15-12-130 - When jurors selected for service in superior courts may serve in other courts with concurrent jurisdiction
. When jurors selected for service in superior courts may serve in other courts with concurrent jurisdiction
(a) In any county of this state where there is located any court or courts having county-wide jurisdiction concurrent with the superior courts of this state to try any, all, or any type of case not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the superior courts of this state, any trial juror drawn, selected, and summoned for service in the trial of civil and criminal cases in the superior court of such county shall be legally competent and qualified to serve as a juror in any such other court or courts located in the county for the same period of time as he is competent and qualified to serve as a trial juror in the superior court of the county.
(b) Subsection (a) of this Code section shall be applicable only if:
(1) At the time the names of trial jurors are drawn by the judge of the superior court in accordance with Code Section 15-12-120
, the judge who draws the jurors shall announce in open court the name or names of the court or courts other than the superior court wherein the jurors shall be competent and qualified to serve by virtue of this Code section;
(2) The precept issued by the clerk of the superior court in accordance with Code Section 15-12-65
shows that the jurors listed thereon are qualified and competent to serve as jurors in courts other than the superior court and shows the name of such court or courts; and
(3) The summons served upon or sent to each of the jurors pursuant to Code Section 15-12-65
affirmatively shows the name of all the courts wherein the juror is eligible to serve.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer