Trial by jury is a fundamental part of the American system of justice and is a right guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee. Jury service is one of the most important functions a citizen can perform in American society. Jurors serve the litigants by assuring them of fair and impartial justice.
The day-to-day operation of the Shelby County jury system is administered through the office of the Jury Commission. This office is responsible for the selection and summoning of prospective jurors and the management of jurors during their term of service. Lists of prospective jurors are derived from a number of sources including, but not limited to: