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Jury Duty


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If you received a summons for jury duty, report to the Clerk of the Court Jury Services Department:

George Edgecomb Courthouse
800 E. Twiggs St., 2nd floor
Tampa, FL 33602

A recorded telephone message gives jurors general information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you wish to speak to a clerk, they are available 8am - 5pm weekdays. Call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4747.

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Protection of our rights and liberty is achieved in large part through the teamwork of the judge and jury, who work together to practice the principles of our great heritage. Judges decide all issues of law and give jurors instructions as to the law applicable in the case. It's your job to determine the facts of the case by actively listening to all the evidence and by determining the weight and credibility to be given to each of the witnesses' testimony. You now have a direct hand in the administration of justice. Without you, the jury system cannot work the way the authors of our Constitution wanted. You don't need any special skills or legal knowledge to be a juror. You do need to keep an open mind and be willing to make decisions free of your personal feelings and biases.

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit's Jury Duty Video


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Thirteenth Judicial Circuit's Jury Social Media Video


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