New Jersey residents summoned for grand and petit jury service can answer their summonses at njcourts.com/juror
The Judiciary's online option gives jurors 24-hour convenience, does not require postage, and allows jurors to print a record of their online response.
“The Judiciary knows and appreciates the valuable time that jurors give to ensure fair trials,” said Judge Grant, acting administrative director of the courts. “The online juror response system is one way we can make jury service easier and more convenient for those who are summoned to serve as representatives of the community.”
The online system also helps the Judiciary improve the efficiency and accuracy of a jury system that issues approximately 1.3 million summonses each year.
The program reduces the handling of paper documents, eliminates some data entry because jurors' data are transferred electronically into the existing jury management system, and reduces costs to store paper records.
Jurors who need to submit documentation to verify a request to be excused or disqualified for jury service still must use the paper system at this time. The Judiciary will continue to work on improvements to the system to enhance convenience and efficiency for the public.
Introduce in Atlantic and Burlington counties in July 2010, the new jury response system was implemented statewide in October 2010.