Salem County Superior Court Juror Reporting Information

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Message From Assignment Judge Georgia M. Curio

Welcome to jury duty. 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.

Click here for Current Reporting Message

Note: This same reporting message is also available by calling 856-935-3301. If the reporting message is not available both here and on the telephone recording, you must report to the courthouse at 9:00 AM.

Failure to Report

Jurors who fail to report as summoned are subject to penalties, including fines and imprisonment. Call the Jury Manager at 856-935-7510 ext. 8270 if you have questions about your jury service.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

Please advise the Jury Manager if you require an accommodation in order to serve. TTY users NJ Relay dial 711.

Dress Code

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.

Courthouse Security

For the safety of those at the courthouse, items such as scissors, pen knives, or mace, are not permitted in the building.

Courtroom Regulations

  • Cell phones, pagers and electronic devices must be turned off in the courtroom.
  • You are not permitted to read newspapers or others materials in the courtroom.
  • You are not permitted to bring food or beverages into the courtroom, except for bottled water.

If You Are Selected As A Juror

  • The trial judge will instruct you regarding the trial schedule, reporting times, any recesses, lunch arrangements, etc.
  • If you're chosen for a jury, the judge will instruct you regarding the trial schedule, reporting times, recesses, etc. The judge's instructions will take precedence over any general instructions given in the assembly area.
  • You must wear your juror badge at all times, including during lunch.
  • There is no cafeteria in the court house. There is a refrigerator and microwave for your convenience. Please do not bring any metal eating utensils.
  • Wireless internet access is available in the court house.

Other Factors Relating to Your Juror Service

  • The daily juror fee is $5. Petit jurors receive $40 for each day after 3 days. Checks are processed Friday. Your juror check will be received within 3 weeks.
  • Full-time employees of any agency, independent authority, instrumentality, or entity of the State shall not receive payment for jury service.
  • Your comments are important to us; you may request a survey form.

Smoking Policy

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.

Employment Protection

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.

Term of Service

Petit jurors are on call for one week. If not assigned to a trial or jury selection, you must call or check the website each evening prior to your service to see if you must report. If you are selected, you must remain for the duration of the jury selection process and the trial. A typical court day is from 9 AM to 4 PM. Once your service is completed, you will not be eligible to be selected again for 3 years.

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