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Supplemental Jury Questionnaires

Supplemental Jury Questionnaires

Regarding supplemental jury questionnaires, the First Judicial District Court strictly asks counsel to submit their supplemental jury questionnaire packets to the Jury Services Division no later than ten (10) weeks exactly in advance of jury selection that is scheduled. Supplemental jury questionnaire packets should include: (a) single-sided copies of the supplemental jury questionnaires approved by the Court (with one copy for each member of the jury pool); (b) large manila envelopes with pre-paid postage for distribution of the supplemental jury questionnaires to the jury pool; (c) blank Avery 5160 Labels to print jurors information; and, (c) the supplemental questionnaire packets must be inside the large manila envelopes when it is delivered to the Jury Service’s Office, as well as the large manila envelope must NOT be sealed since the Jury Service’s  need to add the Jury Division Cover sheet including return date and information.

In addition, the following timeline is enforced to ensure timely distribution and processing of supplemental jury questionnaires: 

  • No later than ten (10) weeks exactly in advance of jury selection, counsel will send their supplemental jury questionnaire packets to jury services.
  • No later than nine (9) weeks in advance of jury selection, jury services will send the supplemental jury questionnaire to the jury pool.
    • Responses from the jury pool are due within four (4) weeks from service. 
  • No later than three (3) weeks in advance of jury selection, jury services will provide completed supplemental jury questionnaires to counsel.
  • Approximately two (2) weeks in advance of jury selection, the Court will hold a hearing to address any issues relating to the completed supplemental jury questionnaires.

 

The Supplemental Questionnaire must be approved by the Judge before it is delivered to the Jury Service’s Office. Depending on how many Jury Selection Sessions the Judge wants for your case, depends on how many jurors we mail out Supplemental Questionnaires to.

example: If the Judge wants 2 Jury Sessions for Selection, then we will mail out about 200 Supplemental Questionnaires. The Jury Service’s Office calls in 90 jurors per session and add about 20 more Supplemental Questionnaires to mail out for potential excuses.

 

For further information contact the Jury Service Office: 505-455-8225