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Jury Service

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Service as a juror is not only a civic duty it is a pillar of our Judicial system.  Your participation in the process insures members of our community receive a fair and impartial trial for matters which may be brought before the Court.  Jurors who report to the Courthouse for service as a juror, whether selected to hear the case or not, receive $30.00 per day of service to cover jury related expenses.  Payments are typically mailed by the City Treasurer within two weeks of the end of the "Term".

Jury Update Line - 434-970-3705 - To verify whether you have been randomly selected to serve as a juror and/or if you need to report to the courthouse for a jury trial going forward.

Jury Information Line - 434-970-3780 - To contact a member of the Circuit Court Clerk's Office about jury service questions. Please leave a message or for a more prompt response please email Chief Deputy Clerk David Schmidt at

Jury Orientation Video Link - Please visit the web page and select Juror Orientation Video from "Jury Service" tab on web page. 

Juror Handbooks - Please visit the web page and select either Answer Book for Jury Service or  Grand Jurors Handbook from "Jury Service" tab on web page.