Message From Assignment Judge Julio L. Mendez
Welcome! Jury Service is both an honor and a duty of citizenship. As a juror, you will have the opportunity to observe, participate in, and increase your knowledge about the operation of our court system and the judicial branch of government. Those who serve find it to be a rewarding experience and we anticipate that you will also.
Thank you for serving.
Failure to Report
Jurors who fail to report as summoned are subject to penalties, including fines and imprisonment. Call the Jury Manager at 609-463-6650.
If you have questions about your jury service, please call the Jury Management Office at 609-463-6650.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy
Please advise the Jury Manager if you require an accommodation in order to serve. The TTY Number is: 609-463-6652. Direct your message Att: Diane Sullivan, Jury Manager.
Jurors must wear clothing appropriate for an appearance in court. Shorts, T-shirts, or clothing containing statements or offensive symbols are not permitted. In addition, work uniforms, including police uniforms, should not be worn.
If You Are Selected As A Juror
There are two lots available for juror parking. One lot is located on East Mechanic Street , directly behind the Doctor's Inn . There is a walkway from the lot to the pedestrian crossing on Route 9 leading directly to the main entrance of the Court Building. The second lot is located off North Boyd Street , directly behind the County Library Building . Enter from Boyd St. (see the link on this site to driving directions to the courthouse). When entering the lot, drive to the security gate, push and release the button on the black box and announce that you are reporting for jury service.
Other Factors Relating to Your Juror Service
All visitors, including jurors, will be screened for security purposes when entering the courthouse. Chemical agents, pepper sprays, or anything resembling a weapon will not be permitted into the Court House - for the safety of the public. Additionally, cell phones with camera capability are not permitted in the courthouse and should be safely locked in your vehicle.
The courthouse is a non-smoking facility. You may smoke outside the main entrances. If you do so, please inform jury staff so that we are aware of your location at all times.
Please be aware that N.J.S.A . 2B:20-17 protects jurors from employment related retaliation and provides for the possibility of both criminal and civil sanctions.
For courthouse closings or access the judiciary's website at www.judiciary.state.nj.us/closings.htm or listen to local radio stations, including WZXL 100.7 FM and WCMC 1230 AM.
Term of Service
Petit jurors are required to be available for the week or one trial of service . You must call, check the recorded message, or check the website each evening prior to your service to obtain instructions regarding whether you must report. If you are selected, you must remain for the duration of jury selection process, and the trial. Once your service is completed, you will not be eligible to be selected to serve again for 3 years.