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Nov 22

Handling Your Jury Service this Holiday Season

Posted on November 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM by Megan Gooden

The holiday season is a time of joy, festivities, and quality time with loved ones. However, sometimes you might receive a summons for jury service in one of the busiest seasons of the year. We understand that navigating it all can be challenging, but we are confident that with the help of this blog post, the next time you receive a summons in the mail, it might not be as intimidating as before.

 1. Plan:

We send out summons six weeks in advance. If you are unable to attend on your scheduled day, you are allowed to request one postponement. Conveniently, you can request and check the status of your jury postponement online through our jury app

2. Check Jury Information:

We post updated juror information daily by 5 p.m. Some cases settle out of court, which then requires fewer jurors than originally summoned. This might mean your service is no longer required, so be sure to check the day before your service if your number has been called to serve. Numbers are posted to our jury page, Facebook, or by calling the jury line at 863-534-4582.

3. Give Yourself Time

If it’s your first time going to jury service, note what time you need to arrive and how you will get there. Our office can summon a juror to one of our three locations. At each location, we have designated staff that is there to help you navigate where to go. Give yourself time to park, get to the entrance, go through security, and find your way to the right area.

Thank You for Your Service

We understand that jury service can be intimidating, especially during the holiday season. We're here to guide you through each step of the process. Additionally, we have a jury service guide that provides a 101 on what to expect.