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Jury Service – Important Reminders

Be on time and dressed appropriately for court. The trial cannot proceed until all jurors are present.

Do not bring in knives/scissors/fingernail clippers (Sharp objects). Also, no purses, bags, or other containers are permitted in the buildings. You will either have to return these items to your car, or they will be thrown away by the security guard.

Have cell phones turned off.

Once selected as a juror and placed in the jury box, please remember to sit in the same assigned seat. This allows the Clerk, Judge, and lawyers to identify you more easily.

Simply let the Judge know if you need a break.  Generally, the Judges make sure an adequate amount of breaks are given.

Listen carefully. It is important that you hear every question asked and every answer given since your verdict will be based on the evidence given.  If you do not understand any portion of the trial, you should ask the Judge to explain.

Do not talk about the case. You should not talk with anyone about the case. This includes the Clerk, lawyers, Judge, bailiff, and other jurors, unless you have retired to the jury room for deliberations.

If anyone tries to talk to you about the case or attempts to influence you as a juror, you should report it to the Judge immediately.


To contact the Circuit Clerk regarding your jury service, please call (479) 271-1015 or email at jury@bentoncountyar.gov.

  • Circuit Clerk

    Brenda DeShields

    Contact

    Branch Locations

    Administration Building

    County Courthouse

    102 NE A St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Courts offices open through lunch
    Archives and Juvenile closed 12 – 1 p.m.

    Recorder’s Office

    215 E Central Ave.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Recorder’s offices open through lunch

    Office Stops Recording Documents at 4:15 p.m.

    Passport Processing 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

    Passport applications are processed by appointment only.

    Contact Information

    Staff Email

    Jury Email

    Archives:
    479-271-1710

    Bookkeeping:
    479-271-5710

    Child Support:
    479-271-5711

    Circuit Court Fax:
    479-271-5719

    Civil/Domestic:
    479-271-1015

    Criminal:
    479-271-1016

    Jury:
    479-271-1015

    Juvenile:
    479-271-5702

    Recorder’s Office:
    479-271-1017

    Bentonville Offices

    102 NE A St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Filing Documents

    Civil Phone
    479-271-1015

    Criminal Phone
    479-271-1016

    Courts Fax
    479-271-5719

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