Jury Service

On behalf of the Limestone County Circuit Court, I would like to thank you for your willingness to serve as a juror. You are making it possible for our courts to provide each citizen with a trial by jury, a constitutional right that we would be unable to provide without your service.

We hope this website will help you understand the things that happen and the terms that are used during a trial and to let you know what is expected of you. It is hoped that this information will make you better able to do your part in administering justice.

In each case on which you act as a juror, the judge will give you instructions applicable to that case. The information on this website is not intended to take the place of and must not encroach on those instructions.

I want to assure you that my staff and I and everyone associated with the courts will do everything within our power to make your service as pleasant as possible. We hope your service is both rewarding and educational.

Brad Curnutt, Circuit Clerk

39th Judicial Circuit

What to do if you’ve been summoned for jury duty

If I am unable to serve on jury duty, whom do I call? Jury service may be inconvenient, but no one is excused unless jury service would present an undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, or be required by public necessity. You may call the number listed on your summons between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at least one week prior to the date you are to report.

Where do I park? Parking is provided for you on each side of the Courthouse square. However, parking here is extremely limited, and available on a first come basis.

What time do I have to arrive at the Courthouse on Monday morning? You will need to arrive at the time indicated on your juror summons. You must enter the courthouse through the west door (1st Floor). You will be required to go through a metal detector and your belongings may be searched.

Where do I report? You will need to report to the hallway outside of the courtroom. Please bring your jury summons with you with the approximate round-trip mileage from your home. You will be processed and then directed to the Courtroom, where we will begin with an orientation and qualification process.

How long will I be required to serve? Jury service rarely exceeds five workdays. You will normally be required to report each morning at 8:15 a.m. Lunch is usually from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunchtimes may vary, so please do not leave until you have been instructed.

Resources

Juror Handbook