Welcome to jury duty. Jurors serve an indispensable function in civil and criminal trials. The jury system in this country is constitutionally mandated and serves to protect and promote the rights of civil litigants and criminal defendants.Thank you for serving.
Note: This same reporting message is also available by calling (973) 656-4314. If the reporting message were not to be available on either the telephone or the internet, you must report to the courthouse at 8:30 A.M.
Failure to Report
Jurors who fail to report as summoned are subject to a $500 fine or may be punished for contempt of court.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy
Please advise Jury Management (973-656-3908) if you require an accommodation in order to serve.
If You Are Selected As A Juror
Other Factors Relating to Your Juror Service
The courthouse is a non-smoking facility. You may smoke outside the main entrance. If you do so, please inform jury staff so that we are aware of your location at all times.
N.J.S.A . 2B:20-17 protects jurors from employment related retaliation. There are criminal and civil sanctions.
Jury service will not affect your unemployment benefits.
For Courthouse closings or delayed openings please call (973) 656-4314 or check the judiciary's website at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/closings.htm .
Term of Service
Petit jurors serve for one day or the duration of one trial. You must call the recorded message number or check the website after 5:00 p.m. the evening prior to your service to see if you must report. If you are selected during jury selection to sit as a trial juror, you must remain for the duration of the jury selection and the trial. Once your service is completed, you may ask to be excused if summoned within three years.