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Rule 504.1. Jury Trial Demanded (2016)
(a) Demand. Any party is entitled to a trial by jury. A written demand for a jury must be filed no later than 14 days before the date a case is set for trial. If the demand is not timely, the right to a jury is waived unless the late filing is excused by the judge for good cause.
(b) Jury Fee. Unless otherwise provided by law, a party demanding a jury must pay a fee of $22.00 or must file a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs at or before the time the party files a written request for a jury.
(c) Withdrawal of Demand. If a party who demands a jury and pays the fee withdraws the demand, the case will remain on the jury docket unless all other parties present agree to try the case without a jury. A party that withdraws its jury demand is not entitled to a refund of the jury fee.
(d) No Demand. If no party timely demands a jury and pays the fee, the judge will try the case without a jury.
Amended by order of Aug 31, 2016, eff. Sept. 1, 2016.