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Jury Services

General Information


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Notice Regarding Jury Duty:

Dallas County is cancelling all jury trials for Dallas County Criminal Courts, Civil Courts and Justice of the Peace (J.P.) Courts through May 8, 2020. Dallas County citizens summoned to appear at the Frank Crowley Criminal Courthouse, at the George Allen Civil Courthouse, or a J.P. Court starting March 23, 2020 through May 8, 2020 should not report nor call to reschedule their service. This also includes Standby Jury duty service.

You are completely released from this Jury duty service.

Thank you,

Dallas County Jury Manager
Donna Barrance

 

 

Court RoomThis web site is designed to assist you with frequently asked questions regarding your jury service.  It is not a substitute for the Judge's instructions but is provided to help you understand Dallas County's procedures.

You may ask how your name was drawn for jury service.  The Legislature is responsible for all laws pertaining to the jury list or jury wheel.  Every 2 - 2 ½ years, the Secretary of State receives the Dallas County voter's registration list and the driver's license list from the Texas Department of Public Safety.  These lists are combined to make up Dallas County's jury wheel.

The current jury wheel contains 1.9 million names, which are randomized.  In the year 2000, 639,870 summons were mailed to prospective jurors.  The reason some people never receive a summons is "their placement on the list".  It is that simple.  

Potential jurors may submit a rescheduling request form online, filling in information from the jury summons they received.

Please have your jury summons in front of you to continue with the Jury Service Postponement Request Form.