Stage 3: Summons to
Appear for Jury Service
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Congratulations and welcome! You have reached the third and last stage of the jury service process and have received a Summons to Appear for Jury Service . A summons is an order from the court to appear on a specific date and time.
Service on a jury is rarely convenient for anyone, but it is very important; indeed, our courts cannot function without jurors. Your participation in this process is vital to the protection of our American freedoms and to fair resolutions of important disputes, and it is a primary duty of citizenship in this country, along with voting and serving in the military, if needed.
A petit jury or trial jury has a special function in the court and consists of 6 to 12 members. In a civil matter, the jury listens to evidence in order to determine if the defendant injured the plaintiff or failed to fulfill a legal obligation and to determine what compensation or penalty should result. In a criminal trial, the jury listens to evidence in order to determine if the defendant committed the crime as charged. In general, jury trials are open to the public but jury deliberations are not.
The package you received includes the Summons to Appear, directions to the courthouse and parking suggestions.
Please follow the directions below when you receive your Summons to Appear for Jury Service:
We would like to thank you again for your valuable time and patience throughout this process and we look forward to seeing you!