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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Jury Service

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If you received a Juror Qualification Questionnaire or Summons and wish to respond online, please click here. The links to the divisions under Court Locations provide maps, driving directions, parking information, and contact information.

 

Welcome to the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas. One vital element of this court is jury service. As a juror, you play a significant role in ensuring that justice is carried out fairly and impartially.

Under 28 U.S.C. § 1861, all litigants "have the right to grand and petit jurors selected at random from a fair cross section of the community." The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas uses a two-step process to select jurors. First, a master jury wheel is created by selecting names at random from a source list that combines names of registered voters and licensed drivers. Then, names are randomly drawn periodically from the master jury wheel to receive juror qualification questionnaires. Individuals’ answers to these questionnaires determine whether they are legally qualified to serve.

The names of individuals who are qualified are put on a second wheel, a qualified jury wheel. As prospective jurors are needed for a specific trial or grand jury, juror summonses are sent to persons randomly selected from the qualified wheel. All of these selections are made using a process that ensures that the mathematical odds of any single name being picked are substantially equal.


Texas voter and driver records are the sources of information for our eJuror system, and these records may not have not been updated to reflect your current address, or the information may be wrong for a variety of other reasons. Incorrect data might prevent you from logging into the online system without assistance from the clerk's office. ‎

Jury Service