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Current Juror Reporting Instructions

Dear Juror,

Please find the current reporting instructions for the Jury Term Week starting MONDAY, MAY 23rd, 2022.

Here are some points of interest that might answer some questions and further help you in preparing for your term of jury service scheduled for MONDAY, MAY  23rd, 2022, through  FRIDAY, MAY 27th, 2022.  Please remember to make note of your sequence number reflected on your summons.  If you are selected to report for service, you will be randomly selected by your sequence number.

REMINDER: You will NOT be reporting in-person to the courthouse on your first day of jury service as originally instructed on your summons. Instead, we are asking that all jurors call our “Jury Message Phone Line” system at 505-841-8158 each day between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. throughout the end of your term.  In the event that a panel of jurors is selected and instructed to report to the courthouse, your report time will be 11:00 a.m.

Court Access

If selected to report, please remember to bring your summons with you when reporting to the courthouse.  This will provide Security staff proof of your status as an actively serving juror.

When selected to report for jury service during your term, you will be required to report to the courthouse by 11:00 a.m. Please be on time.  You will enter at the south side entrance of the courthouse.  Everyone who enters the courthouse may be required to wear a mask and undergo COVID-19 screening questions.  This may take some time so please plan accordingly.

Items not permitted into the courthouse

  • Pocket knives
  • Pepper spray
  • Metal nail files
  • Metal eating utensils
  • Glass containers

Dress Code

The dress code at Metro Court is casual.  Please dress in comfortable and court-appropriate clothing.  We do ask that you do not wear any of the following items:

  • Shorts
  • ripped or torn jeans
  • workout attire
  • revealing clothing, or
  • attire with inappropriate logos or advertising

Face Mask Requirements

Protective face coverings required by the Supreme Court’s Emergency Court Protocols must comply with the following design requirements.

Protective face coverings must:

  • Be made with at least two (2) layers of breathable material;
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face;
  • Not have holes including exhaust valves;
  • Not be made of lace, mesh, knitted material, or fleece; and,
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the wearer to have their hands free.

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, the following are not acceptable face coverings or masks:

  • Neck gaiters;
  • Bandanas;
  • Masks with exhaust valves, mesh material, or holes of any kind; and,
  • Any face-covering deemed inappropriate by the administrative authority of a court or judicial facility.

What can you bring in with you?

You are encouraged to bring with you snacks, lunch, and/or refreshments (coffee, juice, sodas) that you may want or need during your time here at the courthouse.  However, due to the present pandemic situation and precautions being taken by the Court, you will not have access to refrigerators or microwaves.  Please plan accordingly.  Complimentary bottled water will be provided.

Your summons will permit you to bring in your cellphone and any electronics you would like to have with you.   You will need to keep all your personal items with you at all times.  No lockers will be provided for your use.  All electronics must be completely turned off before entering your respective courtroom. Also, remember that photography, video, or audio recording are prohibited.

Attendance

Attendance is given from the time you are ordered to report to the time you are released.  Compensation will be provided at $11.50 per hour and .45 cents per mile after the first 40 roundtrip miles. If you are a government or public employee, compensation will be handled according to your work schedule.  Please be sure to provide your information to jury staff to ensure that you are compensated correctly.

Parking

Parking is provided for Jurors.  Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To access the parking facility from the intersection of 5th Street and Lomas NW, go north on 5th Street (a one-way street northbound), turn right at the second driveway.  This will be the entrance to the public parking structure.  Large yellow signs will direct you “Juror and Public Parking”.  Please take a ticket at the gate and bring it in with you, a jury staff member will validate it for you.  Please do not park in any spaces marked “Reserved”, you will be cited.  Once in the courthouse, a jury staff member will direct you to your designated location.

Juror Attendance Verification Form

If you require verification of the dates and times, you report for service, please request this information from a jury staff member.  They will be happy to assist you. If you have any questions, feel free to call and speak with one of our jury staff members at 505-841-8141.

Thank you for your time!

The Jury Division