Jury Information

Jury Selection

Jurors are selected by computer randomization from Voter Registration and Illinois Secretary of State Drivers Registration. Jury Service is an opportunity for you to perform an important civil duty, and fulfill a community responsibility, as well as being a rewarding experience. In order to be a juror, it is not expected or necessary that you have any special talent or training in the law. You, as a juror, will sit in judgment of the facts of a case.

Jury Day

Jurors need to report to Courtroom A by 9 am. We ask that you leave your cell phone and purse/bag in your car. Please bring identification. Thank you for your cooperation.

The jurors’ average Court day commences at 9 am and ends at 4 pm with a recess for lunch. The Court does not encourage requests for postponement or excuses.

**WE ASK THAT YOU PHONE OUR AFTER-HOURS NUMBER (AFTER 4 PM)  THE DAY BEFORE YOU ARE TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY TO BE SURE IT IS STILL SCHEDULED. OUR AFTER-HOURS NUMBER IS (618) 498-6128.

If you have any other questions or concerns before that time you may call our office during regular business hours from 8 am to 4 pm at (618) 498-5571 ext. 124.

Excused from Jury

You may be excused if an emergency arises.  You may be excused from jury service by the Circuit Court only for legitimate reasons.  Requests to be excused for medical reasons should be accompanied by a doctor’s certificate.  Once we receive your doctor’s note, you will be automatically excused.  Access to jury service is available to all persons as required by the ADA act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability and are in need of accommodations, please call (618) 498-5571 ext. 124 no later than 14 days prior to your report date.

JERSEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Covid-19 Response

Appearances shall be limited to attorneys and parties only. Any cases wherein an attorney can appear for a client while accomplishing a productive hearing shall be so held. The court is following health and safety protocols set by the Illinois Supreme Court and state and local health departments.

The Office of the Circuit Clerk is available to take payments by mail, online, or an after-hours drop-box by the Courthouse door. Please call our office for further information.

ATTENTION: Positively NO cellphones, laptops, or any other electronic devices are allowed inside the courthouse. Please leave them in your vehicles or at home. Thank you for your cooperation.

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