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First Day of Jury Service

First Day of Jury Service

On the day before your service date, after 5:00 p.m., you are required to telephone (610) 478-6400, for long distance callers 1-800-848-2080, or visit our website at www.berksjury.com to check your reporting status. 

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Upon Entering the Main Entrance of the Services Center

Upon entering the main entrance of the Services Center (from Reed St.), all jurors are required to go through a metal detector and X-ray machine and should bring their summons with them for identification. Jurors should not bring weapons of any type, scissors, chemical aerosol sprays, knitting needles, metal utensils, or newspapers. Jurors may bring cellular phones, laptop computers, and other electronic media to the Jury Assembly Room.  The use of these devices is prohibited in courtrooms and jury deliberation rooms.  Wifi is available in the Jury Assembly Room. Jurors should proceed to the elevators and report to the second floor. Follow the sign to the Jury Assembly Room. Our Jury Tipstaves will take your summons to verify personal information, such as your name, address, and parking information, and give you an official juror badge. 

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Juror Orientation

Juror orientation takes place in the Jury Assembly Room and includes a brief video describing jury procedures. Upon arrival, the jurors are asked to complete a questionnaire which aids in the selection process. Additional information and instructions are given before jurors are directed to their designated courtroom.

There are morning, afternoon and lunch breaks. A snack shop is conveniently located on the second floor of the Services Center.  Jurors may also visit local restaurants during their lunch break. 

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Dress Code

Please use good judgment and dress conservatively. We suggest that you wear simple business attire that is comfortable and not extreme in style. This helps maintain the dignity of the court. Shorts, tank tops, and halter tops are not allowed.