Juror Questionnaires and Lists

Note: Beginning with the July 2020 jury selections, the Supplemental Juror Questionnaires and juror lists will be uploaded into CM/ECF seven days prior to jury selection and made electronically available to counsel of record only.

In accordance with Local Rule 47.02, the Court may require potential jurors to respond to written questionnaires and may make the responses available to counsel or parties with cases on the relevant trial roster are allowed access to this information. Any other person submitting a request for this information must petition the court for approval. A Juror Questionnaire/List Request Form must be docketed in the case.

The juror questionnaires and jury lists will be docketed in the case and available for review beginning seven working days prior to jury selection. PACER fees will apply. The originals of the responses are available for review at the Clerk's Office during the same period. These interrogatories will not be repeated at jury selection.

As indicated on the request form, the juror questionnaires and lists and the information obtained therefrom are privileged and shall be kept confidential and shall not be shared with anyone other than the US Attorney or Federal Public Defender organization without written consent of the United States District Court. This information shall be used solely for evaluating potential jurors for service in this case and shall not be used for any other purpose. Further, the requesting party must certify, before access will be granted, that immediately after trial, he or she will destroy all copies, whether paper or electronic, of completed juror questionnaires, juror lists, and any other documents containing information obtained from the complete juror questionnaires. Failure to adhere to the above requirements would be in violation of 28 U.S.C. § 1867(f) and the District of South Carolina's Amended Jury Selection Plan Order.

If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact the Jury Administrator in Columbia at 803-253-3382.