9/23/2020 - Juror COVID-19 Information
eJuror - Jury Service Questionnaire
Questionnaires for Jury Service can be completed online at: eJuror: Online Questionnaire
Jury Selection Plan - Pursuant to the Jury Selection and Service Act of 1968, as amended (28 U.S.C. § 1861 et seq), the following plan is hereby adopted by this court, subject to approval by the Reviewing Panel for the Seventh Circuit and to such rules and regulations as may be adopted from time to time by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
5/7/2018 - Jury Duty Scam Alert - email and phone calls
11/17/2018 - Jury Scams Target Even Unlikely Victims
6/22/17 - Jury Duty Scam Notice
10/10/14 - Public Notice
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1861, all litigants "have the right to grand and petit jurors selected at random from a fair cross section of the community." A master jury wheel is created by selecting names at random from the Indiana Voter Registration List . Names are randomly drawn periodically from the master jury wheel to receive a juror qualification questionnaire and summons to report for grand and petit jury service. Individuals' answers to these questionnaires determine whether they are legally qualified and available to serve. If qualified, those individuals are expected to report pursuant to the court's instructions. All of the selections are carried out through a properly programmed electronic data processing system for pure randomized selection. The pure randomized process ensures that the mathematical odds of any single name being picked are substantially equal.
Jury service sometimes requires personal sacrifice, yet serving as a juror is an important civic and community duty, as well as a privilege and responsibility of citizenship. Those who serve as jurors have an opportunity to see the court in action and to actively participate in helping to resolve disputes under the law and to protect the community.
Your jury service is sincerely appreciated, and we trust that you will find the experience both interesting and rewarding.
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This video provides an overview of the eJuror process for our jurors by highlighting some benefits of using eJuror such as: time, data reliability, and the reduction of paper.
Requests for Personal Information by Telephone: Identity Theft
Please be careful what information you reveal over the phone. In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and email messages, and being threatened with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal courts. Federal courts do not require anyone to provide any sensitive information in a telephone call. Most contact between a federal court and a prospective juror will be through the U.S. Mail, and any phone contact by real court officials will not include requests for sensitive information. Please click on the links and video below for more information.