How was I chosen for jury service?


Once a year the Circuit Court notifies the Supreme Court of Virginia of the projected number of jurors that may be required for the following year. Using various lists such as Spotsylvania County Voter Registration or Department of Motor Vehicle lists, the Supreme Court creates a random list of the requested number of jurors. 

Questionnaires are mailed out to each person on that list. When you return your questionnaire, you are entered into our Spotsylvania Circuit Court Jury Systems, Inc. program where you become part of the jury pool. Throughout the course of the year we utilize the jury program to again randomly choose the number of jurors required for each given month. 

Those jurors are then summoned to juror orientation. The selection method is designed to produce a cross section of the community. Men and women over 18 years of age and from all walks of life have an equal opportunity to be called for jury service.

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1. How was I chosen for jury service?
2. Do I have to return my juror questionnaire?
3. Do I have to respond to the summons to jury service?
4. What if I can't perform jury service right now?
5. What about my job?
6. Will I be reimbursed for serving on a jury?
7. How long will I be in jury service?
8. What if an unexpected emergency keeps me from coming to the courthouse while I'm on a jury?
9. How will I know what to expect and what to do during my jury service?
10. What hours will I serve?
11. I have heard that sometimes jurors are not allowed to go home until after the trial is over. Will this happen to me?
12. Is there anything I can do to make my jury service more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable?