AS AUTHORIZED BY THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT AND CHIEF JUDGE OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, JURY TRIALS SHALL RESUME ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020. THE CLERK AND THE COURT HAVE IMPLEMENTED MITIGATING MEASURES TO HELP PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL OUR JURORS. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR SUMMONS. WE ARE EXCITED TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS, AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING BACK OUR POTENTIAL JURORS.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MAY CERTAINLY BRING IN SNACKS TO ENJOY, BUT BEVERAGES AND LIQUIDS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY AS THERE ARE TWO SESSIONS SCHEDULED
The following jurors have been summoned to report for jury duty. Please refer to the report number and report date and time on your summons for the following information:
8:00 AM SESSION
Report Date: FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2021
Report Numbers that MUST Report at 8:00 AM: NONE
Report Numbers that have been CANCELLED: 1 THROUGH 125
If your report number was cancelled, you do not need to report. However this does not constitute service and you could be summoned again.
The above information is updated daily at 5 p.m. If your summons date information is not given, please check back or call 239-533-2929 after 5p.m. the day before your service.
Text or Email Reminders
Jurors may receive a courtesy reminder the day before their scheduled jury service by adding an e-mail and/or cell phone number to their profile. Please visit https://jury.leeclerk.org/login to add this information and opt-in to receive a reminder message.
The Clerk and the Courts have implemented mitigating measures to protect the health and safety of all jurors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will receive a postcard about a week prior to your jury service providing additional information on the mitigating measures being taken. To address individual hardships related to the pandemic, there are specific COVID-19 related criteria that, if eligible, a juror may request an excusal or postponement. To see if you qualify, please call the Jury Office at 239-533-2929.
Why your Participation Matters
Whether or not you are selected to serve on a jury, your participation is critical to one of the most fundamental principles of our free society - the right to a jury trial.
Your participation as a juror is essential to our common law system of justice. Our system affords all persons going to trial the opportunity to have the facts of their case determined by a jury of their peers.
Request for Postponement/Excusal/Deferral
If you have a scheduling conflict, you may request a postponement from your assigned service date. Your first postponement request will be granted upon demand. Additional requests, however, will be granted only if you can provide proof of undue hardship.
Requests submitted online for postponement may be viewed immediately after submission. A new summons with a new report number will be mailed to your address five weeks prior to your new service date.
Requests submitted online for excusal will display after two business days. If approved your status will display as "Ended". If your status displays as "Summoned", your request for excusal was denied and you must report on the date indicated.
If you submitted your request via e-mail or US Mail, you will receive a postcard.
Past or prospective jurors are never contacted by the Clerk regarding failure to serve jury duty. No court staff or Lee County Sheriff’s staff ask past or prospective jurors to pay a fine or provide financial details including, credit card numbers, bank account, social security numbers or other personal information. If contacted about your jury service, please do not provide this type of information to anyone and report the activity to law enforcement.
Employers may require proof of your participation of jury service. The Court provides you, upon request, a Certificate of Jury Service that identifies the date(s) you served anytime after you have completed your service. You may also use our on-line Juror Website to download your Certificate of Jury Service.
To receive your work certificate, you will need your Juror ID number located below the barcode on your summons, and your date of birth to access the system. Select the option titled 'Service Certificate'.
To make your service with the Lee County Clerk of Courts as comfortable as possible, the Jury Assembly Room includes the following features (no cost to the jurors):
-Private room for nursing mothers
-Refrigerators in most deliberation rooms
-Vending Machines (items available for purchase)
-Courteous and helpful staff