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Burlington County Reporting Information

Instructions for Petit, Grand and State Grand Jurors for the week of July 22nd, 2024.

Petit Jurors:

  • Jurors with Order numbers 00001-01500, are excused for Wednesday, 07/24/2024.  Please check your email Wednesday after 5:00 PM for Thursday's reporting instructions.  We ask that you report to work or follow your normal routine. **Please do not report to the Courthouse**

Grand Jurors:

  • Please follow the directions given to your specific panel.

State Grand Jurors:

  • Please follow the instructions you have been given. If you have any questions, please call 609-571-4497.

All Jurors:

Thank you very much for your willingness to serve as a juror and for helping the Judiciary continue to provide this vital function of our justice system. 

Our office hours of operation are: Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM. 

In case of inclement weather, please call 609-288-9500 for updated information on closings or delayed openings before coming to the courthouse.

If the web message is not updated, please call 609-288-9499 for reporting instructions.

Jurors assigned to a trial must follow the Judge's instructions until excused.

Jurors inquiring about hardships before they serve are advised that documentation is required.  Please visit Frequently Asked Questions About Jury Service | NJ Courts for the information on acceptable documentation.  Send the documentation to burjury.mailbox@njcourts.gov or fax to 609-288-9486. 

 

Message from Assignment Judge Jeanne T. Covert

Welcome to jury duty. Jurors serve an indispensable function in civil and criminal trials. The jury system in this country is constitutionally mandated and serves to protect and promote the rights of civil litigants and criminal defendants. Thank you for serving.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

Advise the Jury Management Office if you require an accommodation in order to serve. You can reach the Jury Management Office by phone at  609-288-9500 ext. 38031  or by email at Burjury.Mailbox@njcourts.gov .

Juror Parking Directions

49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060


Parking is available in the Jurors' Parking Lot on Rancocas Road (between High Street and King Street) or on either side of Park Drive. NOTE: The Shoppers' Parking lot on Rancocas Road between High Street and Park Drive is one hour parking only.

You may park in the municipal lots, if needed. Please do not park illegally in any lot or you will risk a ticket.

Jurors with disabilities should seek assistance from Parking Security in the employee lot located on King Street.

Dress Code

Jurors reporting for service should wear clothing appropriate for an appearance in court. Shorts, t-shirts, uniforms or clothing containing statements or offensive symbols are not permitted. All hats must be removed when in a courtroom. Comfortable clothing is also advisable.

Courtroom Regulations

  • Cell phones, pagers and electronic devices must be turned off in the courtroom.
  • You are not permitted to read newspapers or other materials in the courtroom.
  • You are not permitted to bring food or beverages into the courtroom.

If You Are Selected As A Juror

  • The trial judge will instruct you regarding the trial schedule, reporting times, any recesses, lunch arrangements, etc.
  • The judge's instructions will take precedence over any general instructions given in the assembly area.
  • You must wear your juror badge at all times, including during lunch.

Other Factors Relating To Your Juror Service

  • The daily fee for petit jurors is $5 for the first 3 days and $40 for each day after 3 days.
  • The daily fee for grand jurors is $5 for each day of service.
  • Checks are processed on Friday.
  • Your juror check will generally be received within 3 weeks.
  • Check with your employer or your union representative, or read your employee handbook if you have questions about whether you will be compensated by your employer while serving as a juror.

Employment Protection

Be aware that N.J.S.A. 2B:20-17 protects jurors from employment related retaliation and provides for the possibility of both criminal and civil sanctions.

Term of Service

Petit jurors are on call for 1 week.. You must call or check the website each evening prior to your service to see if you must report. If you are selected, you must remain for the duration of the jury selection process and the trial. Once your service is completed, you will not be eligible to be selected again for 3 years.

Smoking Policy

The courthouse is a non-smoking facility. If you leave the courthouse to smoke, you must inform jury staff so that we are aware of your location at all times.

Failure to Report

Individuals who fail to respond to a jury summons or fail to report when summoned may be subject to penalties including fines. If you have forgotten to appear as scheduled for jury service, please contact the Jury Management Office immediately at  609-288-9500 ext. 38031 .