Jury Service General Information
If you received one of the below questionnaires, mouse-over and click the image to complete the questionnaire on-line. Once the questionnaire is completed on-line, it is not necessary to mail in your paper questionnaire.
Access your reporting instructions 24 hours a day via Phone (1-888-587-9329 or 1-210-472-4912) or Web.
You may request to be exempted or excused from service or to have your service postponed. Click the above link if you wish to do so. You must appear for jury service, unless you are notified that the Court has granted your request. We must receive your completed questionnaire prior to submitting your excuse or postponement request. You can check the status of your request by accessing your reporting instructions via phone or web.
General Jury Information and FAQs
Information For Jurors OR Questions About Jury Service
- What fees are paid to jurors for service?
- How long does jury service last?
- Can I be excused from jury service?
- Is there a dress code that must be followed while on jury service?
- What security issues do I have to be aware of?
- What might happen if I don't show up for jury service?
- Is my job protected if I serve as a juror?
- I live at a different address then the one listed on the questionnaire. What do I do?
- When will I be called to serve?
- Do I have to complete the Juror Qualification Questionnaire form? Can you just exempt or disqualify me over the phone and update your system?
- My son/daughter is overseas and serving in the military. They are unable to complete this survey.
On the courthouse pages you will find division-specific jury instructions.
Jury Staff Contacts
|Austin||Ms. Tanya Demings||(512) 916-5896, ext. 8716|
|Del Rio||Ms. Jessica Jimenez||(830) 703-2101|
|El Paso||Ms. Michele Duenas||(915) 534-6725, ext. 1510|
|Midland-Odessa||Ms. Lisa Sykes||(432) 686-4001|
|Pecos||Ms. Aida Baeza||(432) 445-4228|
|San Antonio||Ms. Sheila Hunter||(210) 472-6550, ext. 5015|
|Waco||Ms. Amber Ditto||(254) 750-1501|
- Handbook for Trial Jurors
- Handbook for Federal Grand Jurors
- Inside the Federal Courts
- Video on the Importance of the Judicial Branch of Government and Jury Service
Created by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas
- Jury Service Overview
(slide show presentation)
Notice to Jurors:
The Federal Courts do not require anyone to provide any sensitive information in a telephone call. Most of our correspondence with you will be through the U.S. Mail. If there is any phone contact, none of our staff will be requesting social security numbers, credit card numbers, or any other sensitive information.
Persons receiving such a telephone call should not provide the requested information, and should notify the U.S. District Clerk's Office in their area.
Watch this video to learn more: Judiciary Warns Public About "Jury Phone Scam"
Juror Qualification Questionnaire
If you have received a juror qualification questionnaire from our office, a listing of commonly asked questions have been compiled. Please reference this .pdf to find the answer to one of your questions.
The below Juror Qualification Questionnaire is sent out to determine if a person is qualified to serve as a juror.
Below are some important points to note when you receive this questionnaire from our office.
On questions 3, 8 and 14, you may need to include further written clarification in the "Remarks" section of the form (located on back of form).
On question 14, you will find three categories of persons who may be excused from service as a juror. If you fall into one of these categories, you should fill in only bubbles 1, 2 or 3. The additional bubbles do not apply to our district.
If you have recently received a Juror Qualification Questionnaire Scantron Form and you have questions about filling it out, you can either e-mail the Jury Help Desk reqarding your Juror Qualification Questionnaire, or you can call our toll-free telephone number at (866) 279-7008. The phone line is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time).