Clerk of Superior Court
Decatur County   Bainbridge, Georgia
Cecilia Willis
    Cecilia Willis



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Prospective Jurors

Prospective Jurors

You may have been sent a summons to report as a traverse juror (trial juror). A traverse juror may be seated in a criminal or civil matter. A traverse juror will sit for the duration of a trial and will deliberate the facts of the case as presented in court. A traverse juror, also known as a petit juror or trial juror, is a citizen who has been selected to serve on a trial jury in a legal action or prosecution. Please click here for more information from the State Bar of Georgia regarding jury duty: Juror Information

The most common question about jury service selection: Where did you get my name? If you have a Georgia Driver’s License or Georgia Identification Card – your name is on the jury list. There are other sources but this is the most common one. It is not true that if you’re not registered to vote you won’t have to serve as a juror.

Please dress appropriately for court. No shorts, hats, or t-shirts with foul language. You may dress comfortably and, if you’re subject to get chilled, bring a sweater or jacket. We’re often told the courtroom is cold. Weapons of any kind may not be brought into the courtroom. You may bring your cell phone but must turn your ringer OFF. You may NOT record court proceedings or take pictures without written consent of the presiding Judge. The form required for permission from the court to record proceedings can be found HERE.

Juror reporting date and time appears on your summons. As we move through the process, if you are not selected you the court will advise you of your next steps. You may be excused for the rest of the term, be given a date and time to report back or a time to check in on the jury information line, 229-248-3007, for additional reporting instructions. All jurors MUST attend the first day of court UNLESS they have been legally excused or deferred. If you have not signed an affidavit or other paper for the Clerk of Superior Court or the Court, you have not been legally deferred or excused.

Jurors summoned for are to report to the Main Courtroom by 9:00 A.M. unless otherwise specified. Please remember, the court session BEGINS at the time specified on the summons and jurors should be seated INSIDE the courtroom by that time. Security checks must be completed prior to entering the courtroom, so please allow plenty of time to be screened.

 

Decatur County Clerk of Court
PO Box 336
Bainbridge, Ga 39818
229-248-3025