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Corpus Christi Division Juror Information
  Qualification Questionnaire  
Reporting Instructions   Postponement or Excuse Request
Juror Form   Certificate of Attendance
How do I complete the Juror Form online?

To complete the Juror Form online, select the Juror Form link, otherwise mail the completed form in the postage-paid envelope we sent you.

How long do I serve?

If you are selected as a juror your service ends when the trial ends. Your summons gives you the date you need to report to the courthouse. If you are not selected upon your first appearance, you may be placed on stand-by for up to 30 days.

To confirm whether you need to report, select the Reporting Instructions link above or call the jury line at 1-800-582-9109 after 6:00 p.m. the night before your summons date to confirm your appearance time and date. You will need your NINE DIGIT PARTICIPANT NUMBER to get your final reporting instructions.

If you need additional information, please phone the jury section at (361) 888-3375 or the Clerk's Office at (361) 888-3142. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

What if I can't be there?

You may request to be exempted or excused from service or to have your service postponed.  You can either select the Postponement or Excuse Request link above or put your request in writing.  You must appear unless you are notified that the Court has granted your request.

Mail requests to :  United States District Court, Attn:  Jury Section, 1133 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX  78401

EXEMPTIONS

The Court may exempt you from service if you are:

  • In active service of the armed forces of the United States.
  • A member of a fire or police department.
  • An elected official actively engaged in official duties.

EXCUSES

Grounds on which persons may be excused are:

  • Person having active care and custody of a child under the age of ten(10) whose health or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of the aged or infirmed person and who is not employed outside the home;
  • Persons who have served as a grand or petit juror in federal court within the past two (2) years;
  • Persons over seventy (70) years of age;
  • Members of federal law enforcement agencies (i.e., agents for Postal, FBI, Customs, etc.);
  • Members of volunteer safety organizations who work in an official capacity without compensation (i.e., fire fighters, rescue squads or ambulance crews);
  • Others for whom the jury service would cause undue hardship.

Postponements

The Court may postpone your jury service.  A request for postponement must show specifically why the delay is unavoidable.

Where do I report?

Report to the Jury Assembly Room, room number 207, on the second floor of the United States Courthouse, 1133 N. Shoreline Blvd in Corpus Christi, Texas. The courthouse is located at the intersection of IH 37 and N. Shoreline Blvd.

Do I reside in the Corpus Christi Division?

Counties in the Corpus Christi Division:

Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, and San Patricio

Will I be paid?

Federal law authorizes the following payments:

  • $40.00 each day you come to the courthouse;
  • $.56 cents for each mile driven. The route driven must be the shortest practical one to and from the courthouse;
  • $138.00 subsistence rate for lodging may be allowed if you live over fifty (50) miles from the courthouse and you must stay overnight in a hotel to attend court (you must attach the lodging receipt to the form);
  • Other expenses including road tolls, parking and public transportation.
How am I paid?

You will be paid at the end of your jury service. A United States treasury check will be issued and you should receive it within about two weeks.