Length of Service
Jurors are typically summoned for a one-week session. Occasionally, jurors may be summoned for multi-week sessions when complex and / or lengthy matters are to be tried. Jurors can and often do serve on more than one trial. Jurors are obligated to the court for the entire week's session of court, until excused by the presiding judge.
Hours of Service
The typical juror's day will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasionally, other hours are required by the court during trial, but this is rare. If selected to serve as a juror, follow the instructions of the presiding judge.
When and Where to Report
Jurors are required to call the jury clerk's office at (252) 520-5370 after 5:00 p.m. Friday the weekend prior to the service date to listen to a recorded message that will indicate which jurors are to report and at what time.
If selected for a jury, jurors will follow the instructions of the presiding judge.
Questions concerning a jury summons for Lenoir County should be directed to the jury clerk at (252) 572-6231.