"By serving on a jury, a person performs one of the most important obligations of American citizenship, perhaps the most vital duty next to fighting in the defense of one's country."
-Indiana State Bar Association
"Thank you for your service as an Allen Superior Court and Circuit Court juror. The importance of your service to your neighbors and the community cannot be overstated. Your contributions are essential to the continued integrity of our American system of justice."
-Honorable Fran C. Gull, Supervising Judge, Allen Superior Court
Indiana Jury Service: Duty, Privilege, Honor.
This video was produced in accordance with Jury Rule 11 to provide prospective jurors with an orientation prior to the selection process to aid in understanding their role in the legal system. This video gives an overview of the jury system in Indiana, including the importance of jury service, the jury selection process, the key people involved in a trial, what to expect during the trial, and a discussion of jury deliberations. Transcript (PDF)
Jury Administration Office:
Allen County Courthouse, Room 108A
715 South Calhoun Street [map]
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802-1805
Phone: 449-7520 or 449-7022
Court Location and Parking: One of two locations will be specified on the summons you received in the mail. Most often, you will be ordered to report to the Allen County Courthouse (east entrance), 715 South Calhoun Street. In addition, jury trials are conducted at the Charles "Bud" Meeks Justice Center, 101 East Superior Street. Frequently, jurors choose to park in the city-county parking garage (Calhoun and Clinton Street entrances) or one of several private parking garages/lots near the courthouse. Please review the court location and parking map. We recommend you avoid parking meters and use an all day parking lot or garage.
If you have received a juror qualification postcard in the mail but have not yet been summoned to appear on a specific date and you have questions, please call 449-7520.
If you have received a summons to appear for jury duty on a specific date and you are inquiring about the status of your appearance, please log onto the ijuror website (www.allencounty.us/courts-ijuror) or call 449-3461. If you do not have access to a computer or touch-tone phone, please call the jury administration office before 4:00 P.M. at 449-7520 the day before your appearance.
If you have special needs, require any auxiliary aids or accommodations and would like to talk directly to jury administrative staff, please contact the jury office at 449-7520.
Cell phones, cameras, pagers, PDA's, radios and other electronic devices are prohibited in Allen County court buildings. However, laptop computers are allowed.