Length of Service
If you are seated for a trial, jurors must serve until the trial ends, which may be two days to several weeks. Most jurors, however, only serve for one to five days.
Hours of Service
Jurors are expected to be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the length of the trial for which they have been selected.
When and Where to Report
Jurors are instructed to call the jury line at (910) 814-4606 the night before their date of service. Jurors will be informed as to whether they need to report at all or report at a specific time. All jurors are to report to the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd floor of the Harnett County Courthouse.
Jurors should bring a book, needlework, crossword puzzles, or other materials to occupy their time. While efforts will be made by the court to reduce delays in trial starts and to avoid long waiting periods, some waiting time should be anticipated while jurors are chosen to sit on a jury.
Dress comfortably, but not too casually. Jurors should dress for court as if going to work or to church. Many judges do not allow anyone to come to court wearing halter or tank tops, cut-off jeans, shorts, or shirts with offensive wording. Jurors will be acting as part of the court while serving, so dress appropriately. Wear layered clothing since courtroom temperatures may vary considerably, requiring the removal or addition of a sweater or jacket.