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Jury Info

You have been chosen for jury duty at the United States District Court.  Jury duty is an obligation placed on all United States citizens by the Jury Selection and Service Act of 1968, but it is also an opportunity to become a fundamental participant in this responsibility we all share as Americans.

If you require general information on any of the jury-related subjects listed below, simply click on the topic.

Videos and Audio Content Documents
Jury Trial COVID-19 Safety Protocols - Hartford Letter to Jurors from Chief Judge Stefan R. Underhill
Jury Trial COVID-19 Safety Protocols - Bridgeport COVID-19 Juror Handbook
Jury Trial COVID-19 Safety Protocols – New Haven District of Connecticut Jury Plan
Unconscious Bias Inclement Weather Policy for Jurors
Called to Serve Court’s Focus on Jurors Saves Time, Money and Frustration
The People's Panel  
eJUROR Video  
Audio interviews with jury administrator and jurors who have served in federal court.  

Requests for Personal Information by Telephone: Identity Theft

Jurors should know that all requests by court staff for personal information will be made in writing and will never be requested by telephone. Nationally there have been several reported instances of persons posing as court employees requesting individuals divulge personal information under the guise that these individuals have been summoned for jury service. Newer scams have also included threats of arrest unless a fine is paid for any failure to show for jury duty.  If you should receive such a telephone call, do not disclose any personal information or pay any fine. Please click on the links and video below for more information.

      Anyone receiving a phone call of this nature should contact the FBI or the district U.S. Marshals Office.