Juror General Information
Jurors perform a vital role in the American system of justice. The protection of our rights and liberties is largely achieved through the teamwork of Judge and Jury who, working together in a common effort, put into practice the principles of our great heritage of freedom.
We in the Courts want you to know how much your cooperation and participation in this process of justice means to the Judges, attorneys and parties in the trials and how vital each individual juror is to the success of the whole judiciary system - "Being Judged by a Jury of our Peers".
IDENTITY THEFT ALERT:
Occasionally, we hear about citizens being targeted by telephone callers claiming to be from the Court's jury department. These individuals threaten prosecution and/or immediate arrest for failing to comply with a jury summons, thus intimidating citizens into providing sensitive or personal information such as social security numbers, financial account numbers and credit card numbers for verification purposes.
PLEASE BE AWARE that the Federal Court will never call prospective jurors requesting sensitive or personal information over the telephone. This Court utilizes the U.S. Mail to send jury questionnaires and summonses and to receive back the necessary information. We recently mailed pink qualification questionnaires. If personal or sensitive information is needed that was not supplied to us by mail, we will wait until the juror appears in person to serve on jury duty to ask for the information.
We recommended that you hang up any time you receive a call from an individual claiming to be a court official seeking personal or sensitive information. If you want to verify the validity of a jury-related call, you should contact the jury department.
Information, Instruction and Directions:
Maps to the Court Houses:
If after reviewing the Information and Instructions and you still have questions, please contact your local Jury Department:
- Camden : 856-757-5039
- Newark : 973-645-3306
- Trenton : 609-989-2141