Process to Selecting Jurors
Jury selection may be a full day, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or until all cases have been completed. During this time, you will serve on a panel with many jurors to be selected for various cases. The Court may have up to 20 or more cases called during a selection. Individual juries of 7 jurors will be selected for each case. The actual trial will be scheduled to commence within 1 month of the date of jury selection. On the day of selection, you will be notified of the date and time to appear for any trial you are selected to serve on.
Delays in the Process
Although the Court always tries to minimize delays, they happen from time to time during the jury selection process. The judges and staff will keep you informed of delays as much as possible. However, please keep in mind that the reasons provided to you may be vague. This is not meant to be disrespectful of you or your time.
Instead, the judges and staff are often prohibited from divulging specific information about cases up for selection in the event that it may bias your opinion about the case itself. The Court is committed to moving the process along as efficiently as possible. In the event of a delay, you may want to bring a book or magazine with you to pass the time.
What You Can Bring
The only items you are required to bring with you on the date of selection are your jury summons and valid photo identification. You may also want to bring the Juror Information Brochure (PDF). Cell phones are allowed in the building and you may bring them, however, the use of your phone will be restricted to specific times and areas of the building.