Frequently Asked Questions About Jury Service
Jurors for the United States District Court-Middle District of Florida will be expected to be available to appear at the courthouse whenever instructed during their term of service. This does not mean that the juror will actually report in person at the courthouse every day, but rather, the juror is expected to call in as instructed and be ready to appear when directed to do so.
To review your on-call term, please review the Length of Service section of your information sheet or click the appropriate division link below.
In addition, if there is an emergency and someone needs to contact you during your service, they may call the Jury Staff in the division where your jury service is to take place and a message will be delivered to you promptly. Please have them specify that you are on jury duty.
You do not have to call AJIS every night you are serving on a trial unless you are specifically instructed by the judge to do so.
AJIS toll free number = 1-866-313-2350
NEW AJIS FEATURE - Checking Your Status Online
The United States District Court-Middle District of Florida is now providing its jurors with the opportunity to access their personalized reporting instructions via the Internet. A companion product to the AJIS phone messaging system (outlined above) has been installed, and jurors across the district may now read their individual reporting instructions over the Internet. By using the link below, jurors must enter their 9-digit participant number from the front of their summons and their zip codes. This information will be available to jurors 24/7, just as with the telephone system. The personalized reporting instructions for the juror will be the same whether accessed by phone or by computer.
To use this new feature, please click on the link below. Enter your participant number and zip code in the Web Prompt Page, and then click on Reporting Instructions button at the bottom of the page.
As always, if you have any questions about either the AJIS telephone or AJIS Internet systems, please feel free to telephone the Jury Staff in the division where your jury service is to take place.
You may call the Jury Staff at the numbers shown below.
|Ft. Myers:||Sheri Pastula||239-461-2010|
|Ocala:||Lisa Fannin/Maurya McSheehy||352-369-4865|
On eJuror, input the participant number, three digits and last name plus birthday one by one. Whichever birthday brings you to the welcome screen, that is the person the questionnaire is meant for. If you are returning a paper copy, please contact your local Jury Clerk to verify the correct recipient.