Once you arrive at the designated Jury Assembly Room, you will be greeted
by a member of the Jury Staff, have the opportunity to ask questions,
fill out necessary forms, and be shown a juror orientation film. During
this time you will learn about the jury selection process. You will
also be administered the juror oath. Shortly thereafter, the process
of selecting actual jury panels will begin.
Jurors very often have to wait while important pre-trial activities take place before
they are assigned to a particular jury. Reporting jurors are therefore
encouraged to bring along books or newspapers to read during breaks.
However, once the jury selection or trial begins, reading materials
are not permitted unless authorized by the trial judge.
Jury trials can
last anywhere from less than one day to weeks, and occasionally longer.
The majority of our trials last two to four days. In the event of a
lengthy trial, the Court will consider special hardship requests for