Jury service in Chatham County operates on the One-Day/One-Trial plan. Prospective jurors are summoned for a specific day of the week and, if selected to serve on a jury, will serve for that day or for the duration of that trial, whichever is longer. Jurors can serve on more than one jury trial. For example, if a person is selected on a jury trial on their first day of service and the trial is completed early in the morning that person will be eligible for selection to another jury trial. Anyone not selected, or not in the process of selection, will be excused at the end of the day. The One-Day/One-Trial allows jurors to fulfill their service obligation and return to their normal routines as quickly as possible.