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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Jury Duty

    • Am I eligible for jury service in Smith County?

    • How do I claim a Medical Exemption?

    • How do I find out if Jury Duty has been cancelled?

    • How many times can I be called for jury duty?

    • How many times may I reset my jury service?

    • How was my name selected for jury duty?

    • Is it possible for me to be in the system more than once?

    • Must my employer pay me while I am on jury duty?

    • What days are jurors called for jury service?

    • What is a "special venire"?

    • What is the proper attire for jury service?

    • Where do I park for jury duty?

    • Who can be excused from jury service?

MARCH 24, 2020 UPDATE: Smith County is suspending jury duty through May 1 to follow guidelines announced by the Texas Judicial Branch - Office of Court Administration.

Jurors who have received a summons to appear in court on any day in March or April, do not have to appear at the Smith County Courthouse. The jurors will be rescheduled and will receive a new summons.