Union County Superior Court Juror Reporting Information

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For last minute court closings or delayed openings check the judiciary's website at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/closings.htm . Information regarding closings supersedes information from text, e-mail or phone messages regarding reporting status.

Message From Assignment Judge Karen M. Cassidy

Thank you for your willingness to serve as a juror. Jury service is one of the most important civic duties entrusted to our citizens.

Click here for Current Reporting Message

Note: This same reporting message is also available by calling 908-659-4621 after 5 PM the day prior to your reporting date. If the reporting message is not available both here and on the telephone recording, you must report to the courthouse at 8:00 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 908-659-4620 if you have questions about your service.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

Please notify the Jury Management office if you require an accommodation in order to serve at 908-659-4620. TTY users may contact Union Vicinage Jury Management at 908-659-4620 through NJ Relay at 711.

Dress Code

Jurors must wear clothing appropriate for an appearance in court. Shorts, T-shirts, or clothing with statements or offensive symbols are not permitted. In addition, work uniforms, including police uniforms, should not be worn.

Courtroom Regulations

  • Cell phones, pagers and electronic devices must be turned off in the courtroom.
  • You are not permitted to read newspapers or other 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. The judge's instructions will take precedence over any general instructions given in the juror assembly area.
  • You must wear your juror badge at all times, including during lunch.

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 on Fridays.
  • Your juror check will be received within 3 weeks.
  • Your comments are important to us; we provide an exit survey form.

Smoking Policy

The courthouse is a non-smoking facility.

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 2 days. You must call or check the website each evening after 5:00 P.M. 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. Once your service is completed, you will not be eligible to be selected again for 3 years.

 

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