United States District Court
Welcome to the internet website for jury service in the United
States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. We hope
you find this information useful and believe that you will find
your time spent as a juror both satisfying and rewarding. Jurors
perform a vital role in the American system of justice and your
service is one of the highest duties of citizenship.
It is also an important part of our heritage. The protection of
our rights and liberties is largely achieved through the teamwork
of judge and jury who, working together in a common effort, put
into practice the principles of our great heritage of freedom. The
judge determines the law to be applied in the case while the jury
decides the facts. Thus, in a very important way, jurors become a
part of the court itself. It is also some of the most important
work that any of us will ever do.
Our court is grateful for your willingness to accept this
responsibility. We wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your
jury service and hope that you leave with a greater understanding
of our jury system in this country.
Please review the information contained in this site carefully.
If you have any specific questions regarding your jury service,
please telephone the Jury Staff in the division where your jury
service is to take place.
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Please note that due to heightened security at all federal
courthouses, photo ID is required to enter the
Please leave all metal objects and electronic equipment at home,
including cellular telephones, electronic media devices, laptops,
cameras, pagers, recorders, knives, and other metal objects which
will activate the metal detectors located at the courthouse.
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