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Northern District of Texas

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

Jury Service

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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 carried out through a properly programmed electronic data processing system or device for randomized selection. The randomized process ensures that the mathematical odds of any single name being picked are substantially equal.

If you received a SUMMONS and wish to respond online, please select the eJuror Online Services link to the left and select the Juror Summons option.  (The division link to right provides a map and contact information.  You will also find parking and driving directions in the tabs below the map.)

PLEASE NOTE: The national eJuror application may only be used with Mozilla Firefox (55.0.3 and before), Internet Explorer (11.x and before), Safari (10), or Chrome (61.0.32163.79) web browsers. We apologize to our users for any inconvenience this causes.

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