Circuit, Division I – The Hon. Clara Byrd
Circuit, Division II – The Hon. John Wootten, Jr.
Criminal – The Hon. Brody Kane & The Hon. John Wootten, Jr
Chancery – The Hon. C.K. Smith

Jury Service
Questions & Answers

Who may be called to serve as a juror?
You may be called to serve if you are at least 18 years old, a United States citizen and a resident of the county in which you have been living for at least one full year at the time you received our summons. 
How did my name get selected for jury duty?

Jurors’ names are selected at random from driver’s license list from within Wilson County
How long will I be required to serve?

Normal length of service varies. The Judge will advise you of the dates, cases and schedules.
Do I get paid for jury duty?

You will receive a small fee for each day that you are required to attend.
What should I wear for jury duty?

Wear comfortable clothing that enhances the dignity of the Court and emphasizes the seriousness of your responsibility. Shorts, hats, tank tops, tee shirts, sweat suits or other such informal attire is not considered appropriate in the courtroom.
What hours will I serve?

Normal business hours at the Judicial & Justice centers are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you can expect to be there during these hours. On occasion, a trial will continue beyond the normal business hours.[/su_section]


Call-In System (615)443-2605 
The Clerk’s Office has instituted a juror call-in system to inform jurors on a daily basis if their services are required. This recording will be on daily from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the next day except on Fridays when it will stay on the entire weekend. The Clerk of the Court will have provided you with a list of trial dates. This list is only tentative as some cases may be deleted or added.
Jurors are placed into panels of twelve each and the panels are then numbered, e.g. Jury Panel #1, Jury Panel #2.  When you call in, listen for your panel number to see if you have been scheduled to appear on the next case to be tried.
In the event you need to be excused for any of the trial dates, please call (615)444-2042 Option #1 or you may email

Judicial ADA Policy