Nebraska Revised Statute 25-1641

Chapter 25 Section 1641

25-1641.

Petit jurors; how selected.

Unless the judge or judges shall order that no jury be drawn, the jury commissioner shall select a list of petit jurors in the manner directed by the judge or judges pursuant to this section. At least ten days before the first day of any jury term of the district court or ten days before the day the jury is otherwise directed to report, three of the judges of the court if there be three, or one of the judges if there be less than three, or a judge of the county court or the sheriff or such other elective officer of the county as the judge or judges may designate shall appear at the office of the jury commissioner who, in the presence of such judge or judges or the sheriff or other officer of the county so designated by the judge or judges, shall select by chance the names of thirty persons or such number as the judge or judges may otherwise direct, for each judge sitting with a jury in such court, as petit jurors for such term. The person selecting the names may use an electrical or mechanical system or device in carrying out his or her duties pursuant to this section.

If an electronic or mechanical system or device is used to select the petit jurors, the judge or judges or the sheriff or other elective officer so designated need not be personally present at the office of the jury commissioner during such selection. In lieu thereof, the presiding judge or his or her designated representative may direct the jury commissioner to select at random from the proposed jury list a specified number of petit jurors for such term of court or, if more than one jury panel is summoned during such term, for each such panel.

Source

  • Laws 1980, LB 733, § 5;
  • Laws 1983, LB 329, § 1;
  • Laws 1984, LB 13, § 39.