St. Louis County Jury Information
You should wear your juror badge at all times. It is especially important to have the juror badge on when you leave the courtroom. The badge will alert others that you are a juror and cases should not be discussed in your presence.
We also ask that you do not carry pagers or cellular telephones while you are on jury service. If you must carry one, you will be required to turn it off and put it away before entering any court.
While you are in the Jury Assembly Room when announcements are made or a jury panel is being called, you will be asked to end all conversations, including cellular telephone calls.
When you first arrive, you report to the Jury Assembly Room, on the Street Level of the Courts Building. This room may also be referred to as the "assembly room."
While waiting for assignment, it is very important that you do not leave the assembly room until you are called to go to a court, dismissed by the staff for lunch, or dismissed at the end of the day. If you need to leave the assembly room for any matter, you must check with a member of the staff in the assembly room before doing so. Also, if any problem arises during the course of your jury service, you must inform a member of the staff in the assembly room or the staff in the court if you are assigned to a court. If you are missing or do not return during the course of your jury service, you could be served with a summons to appear before the judge to show cause why you should not be cited for contempt.
When you are called to a court from the assembly room, take all of your personal belongings with you as you will not return to the assembly room if you are selected to serve on that case.
If you are not selected to serve as a juror when you are sent to a court, you will either return to the pool of jurors in the assembly room (on the 6th floor)or be dismissed, depending on the day and the time of day. You should follow the court’s instructions. The staff in the assembly room will be notified by the court if you are returning.
While serving as a juror, we ask that you do not go into a courtroom as a spectator because you may be assigned to that court at some point during your service.
You were asked to report at 8:15 A.M. the first day and if you are still in the assembly room at the end of the day, you will be dismissed at approximately 4:00 P.M. The second day you will have to return at 8:30 A.M. and again will be dismissed at approximately 4:00 P.M. if you are still in the assembly room. Once you are selected as a juror in a particular court, the judge of the court will set the hours and you will follow his/her instructions for the duration of the case.
When you are dismissed from service, you will be given instructions from either the court or the staff of the Jury Assembly Room to check out. When checking out, you will have to turn in your juror badge. Be sure to have the juror badge with you at all times, as you never know exactly when you will be dismissed.