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Welcome to our court system. Your service as a juror is one of the most valuable contributions you can make to our government and to your community.
The right to a trial by a jury of one's peers is guaranteed by our Constitution. A jury's decision must be fair and impartial in order to protect an individual's rights and interests, as well as the public's interest.
Serving on a jury will give you an active role in your government, and by participating in the process, you will obtain a better understanding of the New Jersey judicial system. I trust your service will be a beneficial learning experience. I'm grateful for your contribution.
Note: This same reporting message is also available by calling 609-571-4040. If this reporting message is not available both here and on the telephone recording, you must report to the Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market St., Trenton, NJ, no later than 11:00 a.m.
Failure to Report
Jurors who fail to report as summoned are subject to penalties, including fines and imprisonment. Call the Jury Management Office at 609-571-4038 or 609-571-4497 if you have questions about your jury service.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy
If you require an accommodation in order to serve, please call 609-815-2722. The TTY relay number is 1-800-852-7899, 7897 (voice).
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 should not be worn.
If You Are Seated as a State Grand Juror
Other Factors Relating to Your Jury Service
At selection, staff will provide complete instructions regarding juror compensation and expense reimbursement procedures.
The Hughes Justice Complex is a non-smoking facility. You may smoke outside the main entrance. If you do so, please inform the staff in advance and check back in when you return.
N.J.S.A. 2B:20-17 protects jurors from employment related retaliation. There are both criminal and civil sanctions.
Term of Service
State grand jurors should be prepared to serve for one full session, which is for a period of twenty weeks. Once your service is completed, you may request to be excused if you are summoned again within three years.