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In Loudoun County, jurors must be at least 18 years of age and meet all of the following qualifications:
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 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.
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 a.m. to 5 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.
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.
The Loudoun County Circuit Court is located at:18 E Market StreetLeesburg, VA 20176You will be escorted to the appropriate courtroom when you report for jury service. Get directions to the courthouse.
The juror parking area is in the Pennington Parking Lot located on Church Street NE in Leesburg. The main cross over road to reach Church Street is Market Street (Route 7).
From East Route 7, follow E Market Street in Historic Leesburg. Turn right onto Church Street, NE. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the Court Parking area. Cross over North Street, the Pennington Parking Lot is located on the right.
From West Route 7, take the first Leesburg exit (Old Route 7) onto Market Street into Historic Leesburg. Turn left onto Church Street, NE. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the court parking area. The Pennington Parking Lot is located on the right.
On the Dulles Toll Road or 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 E.Market Street then turn left onto Church Street, NE. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the court parking area. The Pennington Parking Lot is located on the right.
From the South take Route 15 (Business) into Historic Leesburg on King Street. At the fifth light, turn right onto E. Market Street. Turn left onto Church Street, NE. Continue straight on Church Street and follow Court Parking signs to the court parking area. The Pennington Parking Lot is located on the right.
From the North take Route 15 (Business) into Historic Leesburg. At the first light, turn left onto E. Market Street. Turn left onto Church Street. Continue straight on Church Street and followCourt Parking signs to the court parking area. The Pennington Parking Lot is located on the right.
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."
Presently, the jurors assemble in the Jury assembly room located on 18 East Market Street in the Courts Complex.
Please contact our office if you have an issue with walking long distances so accommodations can be made.
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.
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.
Requests to be excused from jury service are granted only by a Judge.
Your request must be in writing and received within 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.
All reporting jurors are paid $30 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.
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 1.5 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 items are not permitted. Items as:
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.