Mercer County Reporting Information

Petit jurors only:

This message can also be checked by calling 609-571-4610.
Your 5-digit number is located on the back of your summons letter near the barcode or at the top of the juror questionnaire near the barcode.

All jurors who are not reporting for jury service should go to work or follow your normal routine until you are called to serve.

If you are assigned to a trial, you must follow the Judge's reporting instructions.

Please be advised that jurors will not be able to confirm their service the Friday before their summons date. Please contact your county’s jury management office to reschedule. Contact information can be found at https://www.njcourts.gov/jurors/jurydir.html

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

All jurors must check their email for Tuesday's Zoom invitation. In addition, all jurors that appeared virtually on Monday for the criminal trial will again be required to appear virtually on Tuesday to see the judge. Please do not report to the courthouse on Tuesday as jury selection begins virtually.

If you did not receive a Zoom link, please check your spam folder. If no email is found, and have not yet reported virtually for jury service, please contact the office at MERJury.Mailbox@njcourts.gov to be rescheduled. 

Jurors that appeared virtually on Monday before Judge McLaughlin for the civil trial are excused.

Thank you and have a pleasant evening.

Juror Parking: Free juror parking is located at 80 Hamilton Avenue in Trenton across the street from the Cure Insurance Arena.

Jurors will be picked up in the parking lot by the Mercer County Sheriff’s bus beginning at 8:30 A.M, and dropped off in front of the courthouse.
Jurors must present their juror summons (green or pink postcard or other jury correspondence) in order to ride the bus.
Once you arrive at the courthouse, proceed through security at the main entrance and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Follow the signs on the 2nd floor to the jury assembly room.

The jury shuttle bus runs continuously throughout the day. At the conclusion of jury service, the bus will drop jurors back off at the parking lot.

Message from Assignment Judge Robert T. Lougy

Welcome to our court system. Your service as a juror is one of the most valuable contributions you can make to our government and to your community. The right to a trial by a jury of one's peers is guaranteed by our Constitution. A jury's decision must be fair and impartial in order to protect an individual's rights and interests, as well as the public's interest. Serving on a jury will give you an active role in your government, and by participating in the process, you will obtain a better understanding of the New Jersey judicial system. I trust your service will be a beneficial learning experience. I'm grateful for your contribution. 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  609-571-4200 ext. 74375  or by email at Merjury.Mailbox@njcourts.gov .

Juror Parking Directions

175 South Broad Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608

 

400 South Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Parking for Mercer County Courthouses

Free juror parking is located at 80 Hamilton Avenue across the street from the Cure Insurance Arena. Jurors will be picked up in the parking lot by the Mercer County Sheriff’s bus beginning at 8:30 A.M, and dropped off in front of the Courthouse. Jurors must present their juror badge in order to ride the bus. The Sheriff’s bus runs continuously throughout the day and will drop jurors back off at the parking lot upon the completion of their day.

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 should be prepared to serve for one full trial, which may be more than a week . Trials vary in length. Some trials proceed for just one day and others last longer. The trial judge will estimate the length of the trial during jury selection. If you are sent to a courtroom and the jury selection process continues beyond your second day, you must return until you're selected to sit as a trial juror or the judge excuses you from serving on that trial. Those who are selected for trials finish their service at the conclusion of the trial. Once your service is completed, you should request to be excused if summoned again within three 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  609-571-4200 ext. 74375 .