Welcome to Jury Service
The right to trial by jury is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and is considered a highly important safeguard for the individual citizen. The principle of trial by jury is that a decision reached by 12 disinterested persons is more likely to be fair and just than a decision reached by a single judge.
Your job as a juror is to listen to all the evidence presented at trial, then to decide what evidence seems most valid and credible to you. You “decide the facts” of the case. It is the judge’s job to “decide the law”---to make decisions about what evidence is admissible and other legal issues that come up during the trial. All must do their job well if our system of trial by jury is to work.
You do not need special knowledge or ability to be a juror. You need only to keep an open mind, listen carefully to the evidence presented, and be fair and honest in your deliberations. We hope you find your experience as a juror interesting and satisfying. It is an important duty of citizenship, and we appreciate your service.
Jury service is a mandated civic duty and so it is very important that employers support employees who are called for jury service. Individuals, businesses and corporations benefit from and are protected by the courts and, thus, the ongoing support of the private sector is a necessary component of the jury system.
It is unlawful for an employer to discharge, discipline, or penalize an employee who is absent from work for purposes for jury duty. Therefore, an employer may not reduce compensation for an employee who misses work to perform jury duty. O.C.G.A. § 34-1-3 prohibits discrimination against an employee for his or her attendance at a judicial proceeding in response to a court order or process, which includes jury summonses.
General Juror Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly Requested Forms:
Juror Fee Donation Program
Affidavit for Exemption- persons 70+ years of age
Child Care Affidavit
Home School Affidavit
Primary Caregiver Affidavit
To view, complete and print these fill-in PDF forms that are located on this page, you will need the freely available Adobe Reader software installed on your computer.
You may complete the top portion of the form on your computer, then print the document to your printer, sign and have for notorized as required. This form may be mailed back to us or scanned and emailed back to us. Our mailing address is:
Floyd County Office of Receiver and Jury Management
P.O. Box 196
Rome, GA 30162
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org