Johnston County Jury Service

Find information about jury service in this county.

Length of Service

Jury service in this 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 length of a trial. However, if a person is not selected for a trial, their jury service will be complete after that one day. If selected to serve on a 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. Jurors selected for a trial that takes several days will need to be present each day during the trial.

The average length of service, if selected to serve as a juror in a trial, is two 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 required to call (919) 209-5402 after 5:00 p.m. on the evening before their date of service to receive instructions on if and when they are to report. Jurors required to report will assemble in the Jury Pool Room on the second floor of the annex where an orientation will occur. 

QuestionsQuestions regarding jury service in Johnston County may be directed to the jury clerk at (919) 209-5400.

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