What if I cannot report for jury duty?
You are expected to be at the courthouse on the date and time printed on the summons, unless your group was instructed not to report; in which case you will receive a notice the following year informing you of the date you are summoned to appear. If you have an emergency and you cannot come to court on your assigned date, call the Jury Office, 301-952-4385 (Mon. through Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). You will be assigned a new date for jury service.

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1. How often can I be called for jury duty?
2. When and where do I report for jury duty?
3. Who is qualified to serve as a juror?
4. Who is disqualified from jury duty?
5. Who is exempt from jury duty?
6. How do I get to the courthouse?
7. Where do I enter the courthouse?
8. What if I cannot report for jury duty?
9. Can I change the date of my jury service?
10. Does the law protect my employment if I am on jury service?
11. What will happen when I get to court?
12. What should I do if I have children?
13. What should I wear for jury duty?
14. What can I bring to the courthouse?
15. Should I bring lunch?
16. Where can I smoke?
17. What if I have a personal emergency?
18. What if my family has an emergency while I’m in a trial?
19. How will I know if the court is closed in an emergency?
20. I just received a summons. Why me?
21. My summons says Grand Jury; I got one before that said TRIAL Jury. What's the difference?
22. What is the significance of my Group?
23. How long must I serve as a juror?