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When & Where to Report
 
When you report to the courthouse, you will be shown an orientation video that explains what to expect as a juror. You will also be given additional information from the court staff. Then all jurors present will take an oath as jurors. If you are seated as a juror, you will also be given a red juror badge to wear until you are released from jury duty by the judge. Once a trial begins, the judge will instruct you on your duties as a juror.

You should dress comfortably, but not too casually. Dress for court as if you were going to work or to church. Many judges do not allow anyone to come to court wearing halter or tank tops, cut off jeans, or shirts with offensive wording. Remember you will be acting as part of the court while serving as a juror, so dress appropriately. Also, you might want to wear layered clothing since courtroom temperatures may vary considerably, requiring the removal or addition of a sweater or jacket.

Bring a book or other reading materials, or needlework, crossword puzzles, stationery, or other materials to occupy your time. While efforts will be made by the court to reduce delays in trial starts and to avoid long waiting periods for you, some waiting time should be anticipated while jurors are chosen to sit on a jury.

In an emergency, you may be contacted through the Clerk of Court's Office, or at an emergency number given to you when you arrive at the courthouse. The court staff will ensure that you get the message.
 
 
 
   
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