is it legal for clerk of the court to sit on the jury of the same court?

Asked on February 29, 2016 under Criminal Law, Iowa

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal: there is no specific bar or prohibition against this, and there is most likely no conflict of interest, either, since it is not the court being sued--i.e. the fact that this person works for the court should have no bearing on how he/she would decide the case.


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