- If it is impossible for you to serve on your summons date, immediately use the eJuror Online Service or contact the Jurors' Office at 202-879-4604 (select the Deferral
Information option). You are entitled to one change, or deferral, of your service. You must provide the Jurors' Office with a mutually agreeable date on which you can begin your service that is not later than 90 days from your original summons date. The day of the week that you select must be the same day of the week on which you were originally summoned. For example, if your original summons date falls on a Tuesday, the deferral date you select must also be a Tuesday. The Court does not enroll new jurors for service on federal holidays or Fridays. Normally, there are no new trials scheduled during the week before Christmas through New Year's Day, so please plan accordingly when deciding on the date(s) you are available to serve.
- If an emergency prevents you from appearing on the deferred date, contact the Jurors' Office at 202-879-4604 immediately for advice.
- Although the Court will automatically mail a confirmation of your deferral date to you, be advised that mail delivery may be adversely affected by holidays and/or inclement weather conditions. We therefore recommend that you mark your new service date prominently on your calendar or in your electronic scheduler. It is your responsibility to report on the deferred date you have chosen, whether or not the confirmation notice reaches you by mail.
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