A Message from the Judiciary

All jury trials scheduled to begin from March 16 through May 1, 2020, have been canceled as a public health precaution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have been summoned to report for jury duty from March 16 through May 1, 2020, your service may be rescheduled or excused, depending on your local court’s policies. For additional information, click the link for your court’s jury office at https://www.courts.state.md.us/juryservice/juryoffices.

If you have been summoned to report for jury duty on May 4, 2020 or later, please continue to monitor instructions from the jury office for the Circuit Court in your local jurisdiction.

If you have already completed the juror qualification questionnaire either online or by mail, contact the court or visit the jury office website before your date of service to confirm you are required to report.

If you have just been summoned and have not yet completed the juror qualification questionnaire, you must still complete the questionnaire either online or by mail within the time specified.  Links for online completion of the questionnaire are at https://www.courts.state.md.us/juryservice/jurorqualificationform.  Additionally, be sure to check before your date of service to see if you are required to report.

Thank you for your patience.

Trial by jury is a foundation of our system of justice and is one of the reasons that our justice system is the finest in the world. While trial by jury is a right guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights, serving on a jury is both a responsibility of being a citizen and an opportunity to serve the community. No special training, skills or legal knowledge are necessary to be a juror. All that is required is that you be willing to keep an open mind, to pay attention, and to make a decision based on the law and evidence that is presented. On behalf of the Maryland Judiciary, thank you for your jury service. 

Watch the Jury Service Orientation Video