Grand Jury and Trial Jury Service Overview

Both Grand Jurors and Trial Jurors are randomly selected from a master list identifying all citizens eligible for jury service within the County. The master list is compiled from drivers license information and from voter registration information.

Receipt of a juror summons by any person residing in the household is service upon the person whose name is on the juror summons. A knowing failure to obey this summons without justifiable cause may place the person who was summoned in contempt of court and subject to a possible fine as set forth in Title 15, Chapter 12 of the Code of Georgia.

If a person receives a juror summons for Rockdale County and no longer lives in the County, they must notify the jury clerk immediately.

Qualifications:
Any citizen of Georgia may serve on a Jury if he or she:

  • Is a citizen of the United States;
  • Is 18 years of age or older;
  • Is a current resident of the county and has resided in the county for at least six months prior to serving;
  • Is not a convicted felon, who has not had voting rights restored.

Juror Orientation
All jurors scheduled for service will receive a brief orientation conducted by the Clerk of Courts. After the orientation is completed, jurors are administered an oath and will remain in the Jury Pool Room until called to report to a courtroom. Throughout the day, jurors may be selected randomly to report to a courtroom for either a civil or criminal case.

Jury service is for the entire week and may last beyond 5:00PM on any given day. Before you report for jury service, please make necessary arrangements to allow you to remain at Court until released.

Employer Information
No employer may discharge or demote any employee because the employee has been called for jury service, or is serving as a juror. Jurors should notify their employer immediately of their jury service. Jury Management will provide jurors with proof of service upon request.

Reporting Information
 

Location Jurors are to report to Room 110A, on the basement of the Rockdale County Courthouse, 922 Court Street, Conyers, GA 30012.

Parking Refer to the Jury Parking Map for parking information.

Reporting Time Jurors are to appear by 8:30 AM on their report date.

Attire Casual business attire is required. Shorts, tank tops, bare midriffs, shirts with controversial depictions or wording, or similar dress are not allowed in the courtrooms. The temperature in the courtroom is unpredictable, so please dress accordingly. Shoes must be worn at all times; beach sandals or flip-flops are prohibited.

Preparation Please plan to arrive early as courthouse parking is limited.

Exemptions and Defferrals
Upon completion of the proper affidavit, certain exemptions and deferments are allowed. All affidavits must be notarized or signed in the presence of a Deputy Clerk in our Superior Civil office, room 204. The categories for exemption and/or deferral from jury service are listed on the Grand Jury and Trial Jury Forms page of this website.