Halifax County Jury Service

Find information about jury service in this county.

Length of Service

A trial juror's service is normally one week. However, jurors may be put on telephone standby for any time that week when they are not required to be present in the courthouse. The average length of service, if selected to serve as a juror in a trial, is two days.

When and Where to Report

Each juror receives a jury summons. On the back of that summons is information indicating the time and place to report for jury service. In addition, there is a telephone number listed for the jury line.

Jurors must call this number 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 is required. This message will play the entire night until normal opening hours. Occasionally, the court is able to release some or all jurors when the need for jurors is less than anticipated.

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