Summonsed jurors who are experiencing symptoms of sickness
Amid the COVID-19 threat, the Courts of the 8th Circuit are advising citizens summonsed for jury duty who are ill to request excusal or postponement from the Clerk of the Court. Those excused will be recalled for jury duty within the next 90 days.
If you have any questions about your service, please call the Jury Information Line at (352) 337-6238, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and/or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 463-3170 for information or assistance. You may also visit http://www.gilchristclerk.com/jury.html for more information.
Calling Before Report Date
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, please contact the Juror Coordinator no later than seven days prior to your service date if you need a special accommodation in order to participate at (352) 463-3170, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice) via Florida Relay Service.
Please be aware that there is currently a nationwide identity theft scam where callers identifying themselves as jury personnel attempt to solicit personal information such as social security numbers and bank account information. A number of courts across the country, including our own, have also reported that citizens are being targeted by a juror “phishing” email. “Phishing” scams are attempts by hackers or other unauthorized individuals to get personal information, usually for use in identity theft or other illegal endeavors. The messages may look convincingly official and may include an attachment that if opened can install malicious software on your computer or steal personal information off your computer.
The Court will never ask prospective jurors for this type of information. Do not provide this information, either by phone or e-mail, and do not open any attachments to an email from someone claiming to represent the Court system. In the event you receive an e-mail or phone call that you feel may not be legitimate, please contact the Court Administrator’s office at 352-374-3638.