Hudson County Reporting Information

Message for Petit and Grand jurors.

 

 

All selection will begin virtually. Do not report to the courthouse. Jurors will receive an email with detailed instructions and a Zoom link to participate.

Grand Jurors selected virtually on Friday, October 21, must report for service in person as per the emailed schedule.

Petit jurors confirmed, please follow the emailed zoom link as directed:

November 28--Juror # 00001--00801

November 30--Juror # 00802--01085

December 1--Juror # 01086--01541

Juror # 01542 and higher, your service is complete as informed via email.

Your health and safety are important to us. The Judiciary continues to follow the guidance of public health officials, including the New Jersey Department of Health. Should you have any questions, please contact our office via email at: HudJury.Mailbox@njcourts.gov or call 201-748-4400 ext. 60560.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

Message from Assignment Judge Jeffrey R. Jablonski

Welcome to jury duty and thank you in advance for your deeply appreciated and necessary participation in the operation of both the civil and criminal courts here in Hudson County . The Jury Manager and her staff will do all that they can to make your term of jury service instructive, rewarding and enjoyable. Again, sincere thanks for your attendance and cooperation. 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  201-748-4400 ext. 60560  or by email at Hudjury.Mailbox@njcourts.gov .

Juror Parking Directions

595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306


Please note: 

Jurors may enter the building through the main entrance on Newark Avenue or the side entrance on Central Avenue.

In the event of inclement weather, jurors should call 201-748-4410 or access court closings to check for closings and cancellations at Hudson County facilities.

The building is in a restricted parking zone. If you do not have a Zone 2 Permit, please read all the signs to avoid parking tickets and park in a legitimate space on the streets in the area. After checking in, request a Zone 2 permit. The permit does not cover parking meters nor does it cover the area of Hoboken Avenue between Baldwin and Central Avenues. Zone 2 parking permits will not prevent you from receiving a ticket or having your vehicle being booted for violating parking regulations, such as street cleaning. You will be given instructions and time to place the permit in your car.

Parking is limited in the Courthouse area. The nearest paid parking lots are at the corners of Newark and Oakland Aves. (across from the Admin Bldg.), Hoboken Aves. (approximately 2 blocks away), and Summit and Pavonia Aves. There are also several lots in the vicinity of Journal Square.

Please note that parking lots are privately owned and will require that you pay a daily fee. The courts do not reimburse for incurred fees.
Jurors must wear clothing appropriate for a court appearance. Uniforms or clothing displaying statements or offensive symbols are not permitted.

For security reasons, jurors may not bring sharp objects, video and camera equipment, etc. into the courthouse.

For your convenience, Wireless Internet is available for personal laptops.

If you have any questions regarding your jury service, please call our office Monday through Friday at [phone_number] between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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 summoned for a minimum of one day or one full trial. As, such, jurors who are not selected to serve on a trial by the end of the day, will have completed their jury service. If you are sent to a courtroom and the jury selection process continues beyond your one day, you will have to return until the judge excuses you from serving as a juror on that trial. Those who are selected for trials finish their service at the conclusion of the trial. Trials vary in length. Some trials proceed for just one day and others last longer. The trial judge will provide an estimate regarding the length of the trial at the beginning of jury selection. 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  201-748-4400 ext. 60560 .