Jury service is one of the most important civic duties you can perform. The protection of rights and liberties in federal courts largely is achieved through the teamwork of a judge and jury.
Were you summoned to federal jury service?
Each district court summons eligible citizens within the local area. You must contact your local district court website to fill out a Juror Qualifications Questionnaire online or contact your local district court for questions about jury service.
- COVID-19 Pandemic Update: If you were called for jury service during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the website of the federal distruct court where you were summoned for information about reporting and steps they are taking to protect jurors.
What is Federal Jury Service?
U.S. citizens, 18-years-old and older, may qualify to serve in the federal courts on a 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.
National eJuror Program
The national eJuror Program gives potential jurors the option of responding to their jury qualification questionnaire or summons online through the website of the local court that summoned citizens to jury duty.
Warning - Jury Scam
Members of the public are not contacted initially by email or phone for jury service. Prospective jurors first receive an official court mailing— never a phone call or email— which may direct them to an online questionnaire. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with the federal courts. Learn more.