Length of Service
Jurors seated for a trial must serve until the trial ends, which may be two days to several weeks. Most jurors, however, only serve for one or two days.
When and Where to Report
All jurors are to report to the Room 201 on the 2nd floor of the Moore County Courthouse located in downtown Carthage. Jurors who serve satisfy their obligation for at least two years.
Jurors may 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 trials and to avoid long waiting periods, some waiting time should be anticipated while jurors are chosen to sit on a jury.
Jurors should 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. Layered clothing is recommended since courtroom temperatures may vary considerably, requiring the removal or addition of a sweater or jacket.
In an emergency, jurors may be contacted through the Clerk of Superior Court's Office or at an emergency number given to jurors when they arrive at the courthouse. The court staff will make certain any emergency messages are delivered.