The Arlington Circuit Court, which includes the City of Falls Church, will soon begin its annual juror qualification process. Juror questionnaires will be mailed in early August to randomly selected residents of Arlington County and Falls Church City. These questionnaires are used to qualify residents for jury duty which begins Jan. 1, 2021, and ends Dec. 31, 2021.
- In accordance with State law, questionnaires are distributed annually to a random selection of residents of Arlington County and the City of Falls Church.
- Recipients are selected from registered voter rolls provided by the State Board of Elections.
- Jury Commissioners appointed by the Court review the questionnaires to determine eligibility for service according to criteria established by the General Assembly.
Get more information about jury duty, including a list of who is exempt from serving and the status of jury trials.
Steps to follow if you receive a Juror Questionnaire
- Read and carefully follow the instructions on the postcard.
- Using your Candidate/Juror ID# printed on the postcard, visit the secure Juror Website at https://ejuror.arlingtonva.us/ to complete and submit the form online.
- To have a paper copy of the form mailed to you, call 703-228-3123 and provide:
- Candidate/Juror ID#
- Dirst and last name
- Street address with zip code
- Contact phone# or email for follow-up if needed
- Some questions on the form require submission of documents as proof of hardship (e.g., doctor’s notes, travel documents, military orders) and/or detailed explanations in the Remarks section. All information is kept confidential and destroyed after use.
- You are required to complete and return the questionnaire within 10 days of receipt. Please complete the form online to save resources.
- Once submitted, your completed questionnaire will be processed by the court. If you are qualified by the court to serve, you could receive a summons in the mail next year with detailed reporting instructions.
- The questionnaire is not a summons to appear so please do not call the Clerk’s Office asking to be excused from jury duty. Excuses will be considered at the time you are actually summoned to serve as a juror.
- Failure to respond to the questionnaire or providing incomplete information may result in your being summoned to Court to complete the form in person.
Quick facts about jury service
- Normal term of service is one day or one trial.
- The average length of a trial is 1 or 2 days, but trials can last longer.
- Jurors must be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during their period of service; subject to change by the Court.
- Jurors receive $30 each day they report for reimbursement of expenses.
For more information, contact Lynn Pollock, Jury Coordinator, at 703-228-3124, or 703-228-4711 (TTY).