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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) 579-0700. If the reporting message were not to be available on either the telephone or the internet, you must report to the courthouse by 9:00 AM.
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 (973-579-0701) 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. Jurors may smoke in the outdoor area adjacent to the Juror Assembly Room.
N.J.S.A . 2B:20-17 protects jurors from employment related retaliation. There are both criminal and civil sanctions. Jury service will not affect unemployment benefits.
Term of Service
Petit jurors' term of service is two days. You must call the recorded message number or check the website after 5:00 p.m. each 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 jury selection and the trial. Once your service is completed, you may request to be excused if summoned again within three years.