WASHTENAW COUNTY <br>TRIAL COURT

Clerk of the Court, Jury Services
101 E. Huron St. - Rm 108,  PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
(734) 222-3354
jury@ewashtenaw.org  
 

Jury Service General Information

The weekend before your SERVICE DATE, please call (734) 222-3354 or visit the Jury Reporting Schedule page.  When calling, a recorded message will tell you which juror numbers are to report the following day. If your number is not among those to report, your service is over.  Please report promptly at the designated service time.  Please do not bring children, relatives, or friends with you.

LATE ARRIVALS ARE SUBJECT TO RESCHEDULING WITHOUT PAY.

Term of Service:  22nd Circuit Court Jury Service is a "one week or one trial" term of service. You may be required to report for selection on any number of days during the week of your service date. If you are selected to serve on a trial, you will serve for the duration of that one trial. Average length of a trial is two (2) to five (5) days, although trials can run longer. If you are not selected for a trial during the week of your service date, your service shall be complete.

Compensation:  You will receive $12.50 for the first half-day and $25.00 for the first full day of jury service.  Subsequent days (if any) will be compensated at a rate of $20.00 for subsequent half-days and $40.00 for subsequent full-days.  You will also receive mileage in the amount of $4.40 for each full or half day of jury service.

Parking:  Jurors should park at the Fourth Ave/Washington St. Parking Structure (see map on jury summons). The entrance to the structure is on Washington St. Standard parking rates apply to jurors. Jurors shall only be reimbursed for parking expenses if they are selected to serve on a jury.

Security:  People entering the courthouse must pass through metal detectors and may be searched. Purses, briefcases, or other containers may also be searched. Weapons are prohibited in the courthouse facility. 

Cell Phones/Laptops Prohibited:  Cell phones and laptops with a built-in camera and/or recording device are prohibited from the courthouse.  Cell phones and laptops without a camera feature and without a recording device are allowed into the facility.  See court security for more information.

Postponements:  If you are not available on the date scheduled due to an extreme hardship, you may request ONE POSTPONEMENT.  Please follow this link to view the postponement policy.

Orientation:  You will be instructed regarding your jury service when you first appear.  For general information about serving on a jury, please review this Jury Orientation Video published by the Michigan Judicial Institute.

Although we attempt to make jury service as convenient and efficient as possible, jurors should be advised that there will be times you will spend waiting. There are periodicals and video entertainment available, but if you wish to bring something to occupy your time, feel free to do so.

For more detailed information, please see the Juror Handbook.

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