Middlesex County Reporting Information

Middlesex County Petit Jurors scheduled to report the week of November 28, 2022

 All jury selection will begin virtually. Do not report to the courthouse. Jurors who completed their qualification questionnaire and confirmed their service will receive an email with the date and time they are to report virtually.

Petit Jurors scheduled to report virtually beginning the week of November 28, 2022 will receive an email with zoom instructions on Tuesday by 4:30 p.m.

If you did not complete or confirm your jury service, you will not receive an email and will need to contact the jury office at midjury.mailbox@njcourts to reschedule. Prior to your service, you are required to test your zoom account to make sure you can participate. If you have any technical problems connecting in zoom, contact the jury management office immediately at 732-645-4300 ext. 88630 or email midjury.mailbox@njcourts.gov. Please be advised that jurors will not be able to confirm their service the Friday before their summons date. Please contact the jury management office to reschedule.

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 during these extraordinary times. If you have any questions regarding the information provided, please contact Jury Management for further assistance. Midjury.mailbox@njcourts.gov.

Message from Assignment Judge Michael A. Toto

Welcome to jury service. Jurors are an essential and indispensable part of our justice system. In our country, the jury system is a constitutional mandate, which, as part of our Bill of Rights, protects the rights of both civil litigants and criminal defendants. Thank you for serving.

Voluntary Demographic Information

The juror questionnaire includes three voluntary demographic questions. This information helps the Judiciary understand the diversity and representativeness of jury pools. Your responses to these questions are optional and will not affect your selection. More information can be found at this link.

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  732-645-4300 ext. 88630  or by email at Midjury.Mailbox@njcourts.gov .

Juror Parking Directions

56 Paterson St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-0964

 

120 New St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903


Directions to parking decks nearest the Middlesex County Courthouse and the Middlesex County Family Courthouse

As a courtesy to jurors, we offer free parking; however only if you park either at the Wellness Center Deck, located on 95 Paterson Street (level 5 and above) down the block from the Middlesex County Courthouse (Criminal and Civil courts).  The New Street Deck is located on 120 New Street is next to the Family Courthouse. If you are coming for jury duty, you are permitted to park at no cost in either of the two noted decks, however, be sure to bring the parking deck ticket with you to the Jury Office so it may be validated. Also, please note that all jurors report to the Main Courthouse located on Paterson Street, the entrance for jurors is on the Bayard Street side of the Courthouse across the street from the New Brunswick City Hall.

Oversized vehicles may park at the Paterson Street Parking Deck. The Paterson Street Deck should be used for over-sized vehicles, however, please check to be sure your particular vehicle will fit.

Walking directions – From the Wellness Plaza Deck: Take the elevator to the first/ground floor. As you exit the building (Fresh Grocer is on ground level), you will be on Kirkpatrick Street. If you are appearing for jury duty, proceed two (2) blocks to Bayard Street. Make a left onto Bayard Street and proceed a half block to the juror entrance to the Courthouse (located across the street from the New Brunswick City Hall).

Please bring your parking ticket into the jury office for validation. Please note that we are not responsible for any costs that jurors incur from parking illegally or in an unauthorized garage.

The Ferren Deck is closed.

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

Petite jurors are required to serve for one day or one trial. If you are selected to serve on a trial, you must remain for the duration of jury selection and the trial. Once your service is completed, you will not be eligible to be selected again for 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  732-645-4300 ext. 88630 .