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Jury Service


You Can Make a Difference

Welcome to jury service in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. We believe that you will find your time spent as a juror both an interesting and rewarding experience.

Jurors perform a vital role in the American system of justice and your service is one of the highest duties of citizenship. The protection of our rights and liberties is largely achieved through the teamwork of judge and jury who, working together in a common effort, put into practice the principles of our great heritage of freedom. The judge determines the law to be applied in the case while the jury decides the facts. Thus, in a very important way, jurors become a part of the Court itself.

Our Court is grateful for your willingness to accept this responsibility. We wish to extend our appreciation for your jury service and hope that you leave with a greater understanding of our jury system in this country.


By serving jury duty you are participating in the administration of justice. There is no more valuable service that a citizen can perform in support of our democratic government than the good faith performance of jury duty.

Sandy Opacich
Clerk of Court