Length of Service Jury service in Alamance County operates on the one-day / one-trial system. A new group of jurors are summoned each day of the week and, if selected to serve on a jury, a juror will serve for that day or for the duration of that trial. However, if a person is not selected for a trial, then their jury service will be over after that one day. If chosen for a jury trial that is completed before the end of the day, those jurors will return to the jury assembly area and may then be selected for service on another case. If not selected again, those jurors will be allowed to go home at the end of the day, having completed their jury service. Those jurors selected for a trial that takes several days will need to be present each day while the trial is in progress.
When and Where to Report Each juror receives a jury summons by U.S mail. On the back of that summons is information on the time and place to report for jury service. In addition, there is a telephone number listed for the jury line.
Jurors must call the number for the jury line anytime after 6:00 p.m. on the evening before the service date shown on their summons. A recorded message will inform jurors if their appearance will be required. This message will play the entire night until normal opening hours the following morning. Sometimes the court is able to release some or all jurors when the need for them is less than anticipated.