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  1. What does the Jury Management Department do?
  2. Who is entitled to a Jury Trial?
  3. Who is qualified to serve as a juror?
  4. Can jurors change their jury service date?
  5. How long does Jury Service in Loudoun County last?
  6. Must employers pay their employees while they are on Jury Service?
  7. Where is the Loudoun County Circuit Court located?
  8. Where is the Jury Assembly Room located?
  9. Where do I park when I come for Jury Service?
  10. Why is Jury Service important?
  11. How are prospective jurors selected for Jury Service?
  12. Who can be excused from Jury Service?
  13. How are jurors selected for a particular Jury Trial?
  14. Are jurors paid for their service?
  15. What may jurors wear to Jury Service?


1.    What does the Jury Management Department do? 

The Jury Management Department provides qualified jurors for trials in the Circuit Court of Loudoun County. The office oversees the selection and qualification of prospective jurors, including mailing jury summonses to prospective jurors, processing completed Juror Questionnaires, assessing requests to be excused from jury service or to have service dates changed, providing orientation for all prospective jurors, and paying jurors for their services. 

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2.    Who is entitled to a Jury Trial? 

Generally, any person charged with a criminal offense and many parties to a civil case have a right to a jury trial. All parties are equal before the law and each is entitled to the same fair treatment. 

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3.    Who is qualified to serve on Jury Duty? 

In Loudoun County, jurors must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and meet all of the following qualifications: 

Be a United States Citizen; 
Be a Loudoun County resident; 
Never have been convicted of a felony, unless the juror’s civil rights have been restored; 
Be able to communicate in the English language; 
Not be currently adjudicated mentally incompetent or insane. 

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4.    Can Jurors change their Jury Service Report Date? 

Please read the section on the back of the summons titled "Postponement of Jury Service". Then, fill out the postponement form at the bottom of the summons. Be sure to write your name and juror identification number on the form. You must mail or fax the completed form within five (5) business days of receipt of your summons. 

Your request must clearly specify the reason you request a postponement, your available dates, your juror identification number, and your name as it appears on the summons. If possible, you will receive your new date and any other information that is pertinent to your jury service by e-mail. 

The Jury Management Department will do its best to accommodate your request. 

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5.    How long does Jury Service in Loudoun County last? 

Service is required as a prospective juror for a minimum of one day or one trial. On their first day of service jurors should expect to remain at the courthouse the entire day, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

If the prospective juror is not impaneled on their service date, then their jury service will be one day and their service will be complete. 

If the prospective juror is impaneled as a juror on their day of service, then the juror will serve for the length the one trial. 

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6.    Must employers pay their employees who are on jury service? 

No. Employers are not required to pay employees while they are on jury service. In addition, employers cannot penalize any employee because they serve as a juror. 

Section 18.2-465.1 of the Code of Virginia states: "Any person who is summoned to serve on jury duty or any person, except a defendant in a criminal case, who is summoned or subpoenaed to appear in a court of law when a case is to be heard shall neither be discharged from employment or have any adverse personnel action taken against him, nor shall he be required to use sick leave or vacation time, as a result of his absence from employment due to such jury duty or court appearance, upon giving reasonable notice to his employer of such court appearance or summons. Any employer violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor." 

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7.    Where is the Loudoun County Circuit Court located? 

The Loudoun County Circuit Court is located at 18 East Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176. 

You will be escorted to the appropriate courtroom when you report for jury service. Click here for directions to the courthouse. 

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8.    Where is the Jury Assembly room located? 

Presently, the jurors assemble in the Jury assembly room located on 18 East Market Street in the Courts Complex. After you exit your car, please proceed on foot from the Juror Parking Red Lot. Walk straight on Church Street back to Market Street. Make a right on Market Street (going Route 7 West). Enter right at the Court Complex through the third arched gate. Proceed to the only court entrance. It is directly across the street from the downtown historic Post Office. Please contact our office if you have an issue with walking long distances so accommodations can be made. 

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9.    Where do I park when I come for Jury Service? 

The Juror parking area is in the Court Parking Red Lot located on Church Street. The main cross over road is Market Street (Route 7). 

Via Route 7 

From the East 

From East Route 7, go through the newer commercial area and continue into Historic Leesburg. Turn right onto Church Street. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the Juror Parking area. The Juror Parking (Red Lot) area is located on the right on Extended Church Street. 

From the West 

From West Route 7, take the first Leesburg exit (Old Route 7) onto Market Street into Historic Leesburg. Turn left onto Church Street. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the Juror Parking area. The Juror Parking (Red Lot) area is located on the right on Extended Church Street. 

Via the Dulles Greenway 
On the Dulles Toll Road/Greenway going towards Leesburg, bear left when you get to the end of the Greenway (Leesburg, Warrenton sign) onto the Route 7 Bypass. Take the first exit off the Bypass (Leesburg Business). Go North on King Street (Route 15). At the fifth light, turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto Church Street. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the Juror Parking area. The Juror Parking (Red Lot) area is located on the right on Extended Church Street. 

Via Route 15 
From the South 

From the South take Route 15 (Business) into Historic Leesburg which is King Street. At the fifth light, turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto Church Street. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the Juror Parking area. The Juror Parking (Red Lot) area is located on the right on Extended Church Street. 

From the North 

From the North take Route 15 (Business) into Historic Leesburg. At the first light, turn left onto Market Street. Turn left onto Church Street. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the Juror Parking area. The Juror Parking (Red Lot) area is located on the right on Extended Church Street. 

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10.    Why is Jury Service important? 

The United States Constitution and the Virginia Constitution guarantee all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status, the right to trial by impartial jury. Justice ultimately depends to a large measure upon the quality of jurors who serve in our courts. Jurors are essential to the Administration of Justice. Jury trials cannot be held unless people such as you are willing to perform their civic duty. 

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11.    How are prospective jurors selected for Jury Service? 

Each year, prospective jurors are selected randomly from the master jury list of Loudoun County, which is created by merging name lists provided by the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Loudoun County Voter Registration Department. 

Randomly selected prospective jurors receive a JURY SUMMONS in the mail approximately four weeks prior to their jury service date. Upon receipt of the summons, the juror should read carefully the front and back of the summons. 

Be sure to read BOTH sides of the summons, even if you think you are not eligible to serve as a juror or would like to be postponed or excused. If after reading ALL of the information and instructions on the summons you still have questions, call the Jury Management Department at the number provided on the Homepage. 

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12.    Who can be excused from Jury Service? 

Requests to be excused from jury service are granted only by a Judge. 

Your request must be in writing and received within five (5) business days of receipt of your summons. All correspondence must contain the juror’s identification number that appears below the barcode on the juror badge. You may mail or fax your request. 


Your request must clearly and specifically describe the hardship that jury service may cause you. 
Failure to return the summons with the appropriate written request within the five (5) day time limit may automatically qualify you for service. 
Prospective jurors, who are not paid by their employer when on jury duty, will NOT be excused. You may, however, request a postponement to a later time. 
Status as a student is NOT valid reason to excused. However, you may request to be postponed to a time during school breaks. 

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13.    How are jurors selected for a particular trial? 

Each day, jurors report to the Jury Assembly Room and their attendance is taken. When a judge is ready to begin the jury trial, the jurors needed for the case are selected from those persons in attendance for that day. The jurors’ names are called and the panel of jurors is escorted to the courtroom. 

Once the jury panel reaches the designated courtroom, the jurors are questioned under the supervision of the judge. During this questioning, some jurors may be excused from the case. Once all of the questioning has been completed, each attorney in the case is allowed to remove a certain number of jurors from the panel. The trial jury will consist of the jurors remaining on the panel. Jurors not selected may return to the Jury Assembly room or may return to their vehicles. Their service will be complete. 

Once all of the jury panels have been selected for the day, the remaining jurors, if any, in the assembly room will be excused and their service will be complete. 

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14.    Are jurors paid for their service? 

All reporting jurors are paid $30.00 per diem regardless of whether they are impaneled on a jury. This stipend is for any expenses that may be incurred while serving on jury service. 

Juror’s checks are mailed approximately four weeks after jury service is completed 

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15.    What may jurors wear to jury service? 

Jurors should dress comfortably, but appropriately for a courthouse. The temperature in the Courtrooms can be unpredictable, so you are encouraged to dress accordingly. In addition, jurors will have to walk to the courtrooms from the Jury Assembly Room. The walking distance is about 1-½ blocks, so jurors are specifically encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. 

Court proceedings are conducted with dignity and respect. Your dress should be suitable for the occasion. Unsuitable clothing including such items as: Shorts, mini skirts, tank tops, halters, rubber thongs are NOT PERMITTED. If you report to jury service wearing inappropriate attire, you will be required to return home to change to more suitable attire or you will be given a new report date and will have to return on that date. 

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Contact UsLeslie Ahalt Kelly
Juror Services Manager

Ph: 703-777-0677
Fax: 703-737-8976

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Physical Address:
For direction purposes:
18 East Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Mailing Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Juror Services
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 20178


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