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Clerk resumes in-person services at the Justice Center with increased safety measures. Our Recording Office is currently closed. Click here to learn more.

Please note masks are required in our buildings.

Report Instructions

 
PER SUPREME COURT ORDER, MOST JURY TRIALS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH JULY 17, 2020. 

PILOT VIRTUAL JURY

Lee County has been selected by the Supreme Court to participate in a pilot program for a virtual jury trial.  Prospective jurors will receive a traditional jury summons from the Clerk’s Office via USPS mail and will report in person for the selection process on June 29th, June 30th, and July 2nd.  The remainder of the trial will be conducted remotely via the Zoom application. For questions about this initiative, please call (239) 533-5000.

 

PILOT VIRTUAL JURY REPORTING INFORMATION

8:00 AM Session

Report Date: MONDAY, JUNE 29TH THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 2ND

Report Numbers that Must Report at 8:00 AM: NONE

Report Numbers that have been CANCELLED: ALL

 

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: ALL TRIALS SCHEDULED THROUGH JULY 17, 2020

Report Numbers that Must Report at 8:00 AM: NONE

Report Numbers that have been CANCELLED: ALL


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 have the ability to register for text or email reminders of their jury service dates. Please visit https://jury.leeclerk.org/login.  Jurors will get a courtesy reminder the day before service that says:

Reminder:  Your Jury Service is scheduled for tomorrow at 8:00 AM. Reporting Location: 2120 Main St., Fort Myers, FL. See you soon!

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please do not report to Jury Service if you have been diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19. Instead, please postpone your service via our Juror website. You may also email our staff at Jury@leeclerk.org or contact us via phone at (239) 533-5000.

 The Lee County Clerk of Courts has developed a plan that puts your health and safety at the center of our priorities:

  • Mandatory Face Coverings - Employees and members of the public will be required to wear facial coverings within the courthouse. Building security will provide disposable masks to anyone that does not have their own. 

  • Health Screenings – Security Officers are performing temperature checks and health screenings to anyone entering the building and have they have the authority to prohibit entry.

  • Physical Distancing – We have implemented a 6 foot physical distancing policies throughout the courthouse with floor and seat guides to assist and remind of physical distancing.

  • Enhanced Sanitation – We have increased the frequency of deep sanitizing cleaning, with a focus on common areas including jury assembly rooms and restrooms.

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.

For expedited processing, requests may be submitted online through our Juror Website or via e-mail at Jury@leeclerk.org.

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.

 

Jury Scams

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. IOf contacted about your jury service, please do not provide this type of information to anyone and report the activity to law enforcement.

Work Certificate

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'.

 

Amenities

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):

-WI-FI
-Telephone Service
-Magazines
-Private room for nursing mothers
-Refrigerators in most deliberation rooms
-Standard Café Restaurant (coming soon!)
-Vending Machines (items available for purchase)
-Courteous and helpful staff