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General Information

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 Telephone
Jury Coordinator: 503.655.8397
Jury Recording Line: 503.655.8389

 Email
cla.jury@ojd.state.or.us

 Hours
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 7:30am to 4:30pm

 Address 

Ralph M. Holman Law Center Jury Assembly Room (2nd Floor)
821 Main Street, Room 12 Oregon City, Oregon 97045
 Map

Note: the Jury Assembly Room is not located in the Courthouse.

​Please complete the information on the enclosed postcard and return it immediately to confirm your attendance.

We also have available to the public an on-line juror response form.

​Jury Duty is a civic duty of each citizen. If someone fails to respond to jury summons, the court may hold the person in contempt. Similarly, a person who fails to complete jury service without first getting permission from the court may be punished for contempt. If you receive a summons but cannot comply with the summons, you must follow the procedures to be excused or deferred by the court. The steps for requesting to be excused from jury service or to defer your jury service is available on our website on the Deferring Service page or the Request to be Excused page. Additional information is also available at Juror Handbook on the Oregon State Bar website.

​You must call the Jury Recording Line after 5:00 p.m. the night before your term begins to determine if you have been chosen for jury duty. If your number has been chosen, you will need to report the next day for jury orientation and jury selection. The time you are to report will be included on the recording. You do not need to report if your number was not chosen. The Jury Recording Line is 503.655.8389. Toll Free Number is 1.800.562.4698.

​Parking

The court is unable to provide parking for those coming to the court. Parking is very limited in the area around the courthouse and jurors are encouraged to ride the bus. A free bus pass may be obtained by contacting the Jury Coordinator at (503) 655-8397. There is parking at the Municipal Parking Lot at 1220 Main Street (between 13th Street and Main Street), that is approximately five blocks from the Jury Assembly Room. Please go to the Oregon City Downtown Parking Information page for additional information. Please allow extra time for finding parking and making your way to the Jury Assembly Room.

Where to Report

The Jury Assembly Room is not in the main courthouse. Please go to the second (2nd) floor of the Ralph M. Holman Law Center, which is located next to the courthouse. The address is: 821 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
 

When to Report and the Typical Daily Schedule

You must check in at the Jury Assembly Room by 7:45 am. There will be an orientation, and then after that jurors may be called to courtrooms to start a trial. Trials may start at different times throughout the day. Most trials go from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with short rest breaks and a lunch break. The schedule for a trial, including breaks, will be set by the judge.

Jury Orientation

You will receive detailed instructions on your jury service at your orientation, which will be on the first day you report. You are to report to the Ralph M. Holman Law Center, 821 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon at the time indicated on the jury recording line. Please refer to your jury summons for further call-in instructions.

Cell Phones and Computers

You may bring your cell phone and laptop computer to the courthouse. They have to be placed on the x-ray scanner when you go through security. The Jury Assembly Room has internet connections available (wireless). When you go into a courtroom, make sure your cell phone is turned off (not just silent or vibrate). Most judges do not allow jurors to use computers in the courtroom.

What to Bring With You

You may bring work or reading material, or a personal electronic device you can listen to with headphones. You may also bring a lunch or a snack. A refrigerator and microwave are available in the Jury Assembly Room. Don’t bring anything to the courthouse that you couldn’t take on an airplane. For further information about what not to bring to the courthouse, please go to the Courthouse Security page.

​When you come to Clackamas County Courthouse on the day your summons directs, you may be selected to serve on a grand jury instead of a jury trial. A grand jury is a special kind of jury that hears evidence in criminal cases and votes on whether there is enough evidence to issue an indictment charging a person with a crime. The Oregon Constitution provides for a grand jury of seven jurors and specifies that grand jurors be selected from the same pool of jurors as those that report for regular jury service.

Grand jury service is for approximately one month.

​You are eligible if:

  • You live in Clackamas County, are a U.S. citizen, and are at least 18 years of age.
You are NOT eligible if:
  • You have reported for jury duty in a state or federal court in Oregon within the previous 24 months, even if you were not called to a courtroom or selected for jury duty.
  • You have been convicted of a felony and on the day you are to report for jury duty, you are 1) in state prison, or 2) in county jail as a condition of a suspended sentence.
If you are not eligible to be a juror for one of these reasons, you should check the appropriate box in on the Juror Eligibility Form that came with your summons, sign the declaration and mail it back to the court.
 
Oregon law provides that “the opportunity for jury service shall not be denied or limited on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age, religious belief, income, occupation, or any other factor that discriminates against a cognizable group in this state.” A person who is blind, hearing or speech impaired or physically disabled shall not be ineligible to act as a juror, or be excluded from a juror list because of their impairment. Please see Special Accommodations page for more information.

​The Oregon Legislature sets compensation for jury duty. Unless otherwise provided by the terms of an employment agreement, under ORS 10.061(3), a juror must waive the juror fee if the juror's employer pays the juror a wage or salary for the day(s) of jury service. Jurors are entitled to:

  • Days 1 and 2 - $10 per day
  • Day 3 and any subsequent day served - $25 per day

​Juror travel expenses for each day of service will be compensated in one of three ways:

  1. Take TriMet, the cost of TriMet tickets will be paid regardless of distance; or
  2. If driving, the rate of travel reimbursement is $.20 per mile for the distance traveled between your home and the Jury Assembly Room.
  3. Drive to a TriMet Park and Ride, you may be reimbursed for your mileage in driving to the Park and Ride, and for the expense of the TriMet tickets.
 

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