On May 15, 2023, the Middle District of Florida started mailing 246,111 juror qualification letters to potential federal jurors residing in the district. The 246,111 names were randomly selected from county registered voters lists. If you received in the mail a juror qulification letter, please complete the questionnaire online using eJUROR. The questionnaire helps the Court create a pool of qualified jurors to refill each jury wheel. Those who qualify might be summoned to report for service on a grand jury or petit jury. Click here for more information about the Middle District of Florida's Plan for the Qualification and Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors.
Jury service is one of the most important civic duties you can perform; by serving as a juror, you guarantee a right specified in the United States Constitution. United States citizens, 18 years old and older, may qualify to serve on a federal jury. The Jury Selection and Service Act establishes the process for selecting jurors and outlines qualifications a person must meet to serve on a federal jury.
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense."
The Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:
"In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried to a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any United States court, than according to the rules of the common law."