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To Prospective Jurors: We in the federal judiciary know how difficult the past two years have been. The federal courts in the Southern District of Texas have continued working throughout. Jury trials affect important rights, and we cannot conduct jury trials without you.

The judges in each of the seven divisions in the Southern District are deciding when to conduct jury trials in that division, based on local conditions. Safety is our top priority.

Please visit the court’s webpage for Jurors and the Divisional Office link for your local courthouse for more information. If you have questions or concerns about your jury service, please contact the Clerk’s Office. Contact information can be found on your summons and on the court’s website.

We thank you in advance and look forward to welcoming you to your courthouse and to the important public service you will provide.

Lee H. Rosenthal
Chief Judge

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