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Information for Jurors


There is no service more valuable in support of our democratic government than good faith performance of jury duty by a citizen. Serving as a juror is both a privilege and a responsibility. We extend our sincere appreciation for your jury service.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is comprised of two courthouses and summons jurors by random selection of registered voters from 38 neighboring counties. Please review the summons to identify the courthouse to which you should appear. If you have questions regarding the courthouse for which you were summoned, view the FAQ's about Jury Duty, or the Division of Counties map on this website, or contact the Jury Administrator at (618) 482-9148.

Online Juror Forms


Reporting For Jury Duty


Please review important information regarding building entry prior to arrival.

The court uses an automated telephone system to inform jurors of their status and to provide reporting instructions. The Automated Jury Information Service number is 1-866-507-5255. You will need to have your summons in hand when you call.

Jury duty can begin early in the day in our court and it is important that you report on time. Bring a magazine, book or other item, for occasional delays. The selection process averages about three hours. If you are not selected for jury duty, you will be permitted to leave after the selection process. If you are selected, you may be required to remain at the courthouse for the full day.

Please be prepared to remain at the courthouse for the full day. Make arrangements for car pooling, babysitting, business appointments, child care, and other personal business in advance.

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