The right to trial by jury is one of the principles guaranteed by the Constitution. It is the duty of every citizen to serve when called to do so.

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Please enjoy these brief and informative videos about jury service from the National Center for State Courts: “Answering the Call for Jury Service” and “Jurors, the Internet & Social Media

Juror Information

Find juror information and additional details specific to the county in which you live:

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Parking Directions

DeSoto County: Parking is in the lot on the North side of the Courthouse between Oak Street and State Road 70.

Manatee County: Your “Juror Parking Permit” is attached to your jury summons. Place it on the dashboard of your car when you park. You may use the City of Bradenton Parking Garage at 615 12th (Main) Street West. Park in any space on the first or second level not marked "Reserved" and before you reach the gate restricting access to the third floor. Additional parking is available at 1150 3rd Ave West, using the entrance on 10th St West (next to Bradenton Police Department). Do not park on the first floor.

Sarasota, North County: Park in the County parking garage located on the corner of Ringling Boulevard and School Avenue. Entrance faces School Avenue.

Sarasota, South County: Park in the lot in front of the Courthouse.

Jury Counseling

The experts and facilities listed below have agreed to meet with jurors for a one-time, free counseling session:

Wendy Jacobs, JD, Ph.D., PA, Licensed Psychologist
Sarasota, FL 34276
James M. McGovern, PsyD., PLLC, ABPP, Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
1023 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 302
Bradenton, FL 34205
Eddy Regnier, M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Assessment & Psychotherapy Services, Inc.
2155 Main St.
Sarasota, FL 34237
Karim Z. Yamout, PsyD, ABPP-CN, Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Carter Psychology Center
4835 27th St. W., Suite 125
Bradenton, FL 34207
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Inc.
Access Center
Amanda Merkel
1451 10th St.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Email Amanda Merkel
Walk-ins: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday
Centerstone of Florida
Walk In Center
371 Sixth Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205