**AT THIS TIME, NO JURY TRIALS WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 AND FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020. IF YOU WERE SUMMONED TO SERVE ON JURY DUTY BETWEEN THESE DATES, YOUR SERVICE HAS BEEN EXCUSED.
For the most up-to-date information about courts operations during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Courts page or our COVID-19 Alert page.
Reporting for Jury DutyIf you are required to come to the court, we will contact you by email or text message the night before you need to report for jury duty. You may also check on your status by visiting e-Response or calling the jury line (1-855-509-5879) after 5 p.m. each evening.
If you need to report to court, the date and time will be provided to you on both eResponse/jury line - if there is no date or time listed, you do not need to report.
Do not report on the first day of your term unless you are instructed to do so.
Tips for Reporting
- Arrive promptly. A trial cannot begin unless all jurors are present.
- Pay attention. Jurors must give their undivided attention to the proceedings. Remember that the outcome of the case is very important to those concerned.
- Ignore outside sources of information. Jurors must not let the media influence their decision. A verdict must be based on the evidence presented during the trial.
- Do not discuss the case outside of the jury room. If you are approached about the case, report the incident to the court immediately.
- Do not investigate anything involved in the case. Although the internet could provide answers you may have to questions from the trial, independent investigations are not allowed. Only properly admitted evidence may be considered.
- Remain neutral during the trial. Jurors must be impartial and avoid comments or expressions during the trial which convey feelings about the case.
- Bring reading material. Many cases are scheduled for trial on the same day. While the Court determines which case will proceed to trial, there may be blocks of wait time.