Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 305/13

  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
     When by reason of challenge in the selection of a jury for the trial of any cause, or by reason of the sudden sickness or absence of any juror for any cause, the regular panel is exhausted, the court may direct the sheriff to summon a sufficient number of persons having the qualifications of jurors to fill the panel for the pending trial, but upon objection by either party to the cause to the sheriff summoning a sufficient number of persons to fill the panel, the court shall appoint a special bailiff to summon such person: Provided, the same person shall not be appointed special bailiff more than once in sixty days. Any person who seeks the position of a juror, or who asks any attorney or other officer of the court or other person to secure his selection as a juryman, shall be deemed guilty of a contempt of court, and be fined not exceeding twenty dollars ($20), and shall thereby be disqualified from serving as a juror for sixty days thereafter, and such fact shall be sufficient ground for challenge. Any attorney or party to a suit pending for trial who shall request or solicit the placing of any person upon a jury, shall be deemed guilty of a contempt of the court and be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00), and the person so sought to be put upon the jury shall be disqualified to serve as a juror for sixty days.