Process to Selecting JurorsJury selection may be a full day, 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or until all cases have been completed. During this time, you will serve on a panel with many jurors to be selected for various cases. The Court may have up to 10 or more cases called during a selection. Individual juries of 7 jurors will be selected for each case. The actual trial will be scheduled to commence within 1 month of the date of jury selection. On the day of selection, you will be notified of the date and time to appear for any trial you are selected to serve on.
Although the Court always tries to minimize delays, they happen from time to time during the jury selection process. The judges and staff will keep you informed of delays as much as possible. However, please keep in mind that the reasons provided to you may be vague. This is not meant to be disrespectful of you or your time.
Delays in the Process
Instead, the judges and staff are often prohibited from divulging specific information about cases up for selection in the event that it may bias your opinion about the case itself. The Court is committed to moving the process along as efficiently as possible. In the event of a delay, you may want to bring a book or magazine with you to pass the time.