Welcome to the
New Hanover County Clerk of Superior Court's
Jury Information Website
Trial by jury is a fundamental part of the American system of justice, and is a right guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of North Carolina. To preserve this right it is essential that the court establish and maintain a well-functioning system for the selection and utilization of jurors. The New Hanover County Clerk of Superior Court is responsible for providing a qualified pool of jurors to ensure the right of all citizens to a trial by an impartial jury. Citizens who fulfill their jury service obligation are continuing a tradition established under the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago. Indeed, the right to a trial by an impartial jury of one's peers is an integral part of the foundation of American democracy.
Under the jury selection system utilized by New Hanover County, a person called to jury duty serves in the jury selection pool for approximately 2 days unless seated on a trial at which time your service will terminate at the conclusion of that trial. The number of names selected is based upon the number required to actually report, as specified by the judges. These names are drawn randomly from computerized Voter Registration lists, along with Drivers License lists.
The citizens of New Hanover County can take pride in having one of the most modern jury systems operating in North Carolina. When you have completed your service as a juror, it is hoped you will have a higher opinion of the privilege enjoyed by the free citizens of our country to participate in the administration of justice. In serving as a juror, you know that you have discharged a serious responsibility in a conscientious manner.
||"Citizens of the United States have enjoyed for over 200 years the right to have their cases decided by a jury of their peers. Jury service is not merely your responsibility - it is also a cherished right." |