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 report to the Jury Assembly Room located on the second floor of the Wilkes County Courthouse. Jury service is for one (1) week or until business is concluded. The day and time to report for each week is listed on the jury summons.