You should respond to the Juror Information Questionnaire as soon as possible. Make sure you retain your Summons. You will need to bring it with you to show it to the Park Police when entering the Parking Garage and also for the check-in process in the Jury Assembly Room.
The jury process can require you to wait a considerable amount of time. For this reason, you can bring reading material or a reading device with you. Laptops and cell phones are permitted (public Wi-Fi service is available). Just keep in mind, if you are called to the Court Room, all electronics must be powered off.
Please note that all visitors to the Court House/Government Center Complex will be screened for security purposes. Any articles which are deemed to be capable of being used as a weapon will be confiscated as will any other illegal items. This includes e-cigarettes and vape pens. Please leave all questionable items in your car or at home.
Childcare arrangements should be made in advance. In normal circumstances, you are excused at or near 4:30 p.m. There are instances where you may be required to stay later, so plan accordingly.
Lunch and snacks are not provided. There are snack machines and a Court House Café where you can purchase coffee, breakfast, snacks, drinks and lunch. There are restaurants and stores in downtown Media that give jurors a discount when you show them your juror credentials. You will receive a Juror Pin upon check-in and will be asked to wear the pin throughout the day. It is important that anyone you come in contact with knows that you are a prospective juror. You may be in the hallway, in the Court House Café or a restaurant in downtown Media standing or seated next to attorneys and their clients involved in the case for which you may be selected on a panel. By identifying yourself as a juror, they know to not talk about the case in your presence which would ultimately taint the panel.
We also suggest that you come prepared for indoor climate conditions such as heating and air-conditioning. When the air-conditioning is on, it may get too cool for some. You may want to bring a sweater or a light jacket.