UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
|Postponement or Excuse Request
|Juror Information Form
|Certificate of Attendance
|How do I complete the Juror Form online?
To complete the Juror Form online, select Juror Information Form link, otherwise mail the completed form in the postage-paid envelope we sent you.
|How long do I serve?
Jurors are "on-call" for a period of fifteen (15) consecutive days, beginning with the appearance date stated on your Jury Summons. If you are selected to serve on a jury, your jury service will end when the trial is finished. You may not have to come to court each day while on call, but you will be asked to check, either by phone or web, for future reporting instructions.
|How do I know when to come to court?
Although you are scheduled to report on the appearance date stated on the Jury Summons form, the Court's schedule may change, therefore causing your appearance date to change. Specific reporting instructions will be provided to you throughout the month. There are two (2) ways to receive reporting instructions. Choose the way that works best for you.
Your Participant Number is on your Jury Summons form.
|How do I know if I am no longer "on-call" for jury service?
Call the Jury Information Line 1-800-582-9109, or select the Reporting Instructions link at the top of this page after 6:00 p.m. on the evening before your appearance date. Be sure to have your nine (9) digit Participant Number available.
|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, 601 Rosenberg Street, Room 411 Galveston, Texas 77550
The Court may exempt you from service if you are:
The Court may excuse you from jury service if you are:
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 Clerk's Office, room number 411, on the 4th floor of the United States Post Office and Courthouse, 601 Rosenberg (25th Street). See link to location at top of page.
|Do I reside in the Galveston Division?
The Galveston Division includes these counties:
Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, and Matagorda
|Will I be paid?
Under Federal law you may be paid: