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Juror FAQ

If your juror number is selected for service, you must report at 8:30 a.m. on the date on your summons. Please report to the Jury Assembly Room on the basement level of the Lane County Courthouse, 125 East 8th, Eugene, OR 97401.

Prohibited Acts by Employers: Oregon law provides that an employer shall not discharge or threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce an employee by reason of the employee’s service as a juror. The law also provides protections related to leave and continuing insurance coverage.

Juror Employment Protections

Anyone with a disability who needs accommodation to participate in jury service may advise the court of the disability and type of accommodation by telephone, fax, or letter one week before service.

Please refer to our Accessibility webpage for further information.

The length of jury service is for the duration of one trial. Call the jury clerk's recorded message (541.682.4299) the night before your service to see if your juror number has been selected for service. If your number is selected, you must come in for jury service the next day. If your number is not selected, you are excused from jury service for this summons.

The grand jury is a body of persons sworn to inquire into alleged criminal acts. Every four weeks a small number of jurors may be chosen as grand jurors. The term of service for grand jurors is four weeks. The District Attorney's Office coordinates the grand jury.

Yes. Each eligible person has an obligation to serve as a juror. The right to a jury trial has meaning only if you and others serve as jurors. If you do not respond to the summons, and you don't appear for jury service, the court may order you to appear and explain why you should not be held in contempt. If the court orders you to appear, you risk arrest if you do not appear. If you are charged with contempt, you risk criminal sanctions. Please support the right to a trial by jury and respond to your summons.

Jury parking is in the PARCADE lot operated by the City of Eugene. The PARCADE is located between Willamette and Olive Streets. You can enter this parking structure from 7th Avenue or 8th Avenue. Take a ticket when entering the lot, and the jury clerk will pass out validation tickets to give the attendant when you leave the lot. If you park at some other location, your parking will not be reimbursed.

An LTD bus pass is included on the front page of your jury summons. Show the summons to the driver for a free ride on your service date.

An airport-type security station is located at the entrance to the courthouse. It is a Class C felony for any person to intentionally possess a weapon in a court facility (ORS 166.370). Uniform Trial Court Rule 6.180 further prohibits the possession of a knife, device or harmful substance capable of inflicting death or physical injury. No lockers or other areas are available to secure personal items not permitted in the courthouse.

If you are unable to report for jury service on your service date, you may request a deferral. The new date must be no later than one year from your original summons date. To request a deferral, indicate a preferred month in Section 3 of the juror response form. If your request is granted, you will receive a deferral confirmation in the mail.

In order to be excused from jury service, you must meet either the mandatory standards or the discretionary standards to be excused.


If you are age 70 or older on the date of jury service, or if you are a woman breast-feeding a child, and you request to be excused, the court must excuse you from service. This is the mandatory standard to be excused. Check the appropriate box in Section 3 of the juror response form, sign, and return the form to the Jury Coordinator.

You may be excused from jury service if: (a) jury service causes you, your family or your employer undue hardship or extreme inconvenience; or, (b) you are the sole care giver for a child or other dependent and you personally attend to the dependent during the court's normal hours and you are unable to afford daycare or make other arrangements for the care of the dependent. You must show good cause to the court why you should be excused under these standards. Requests for excuse from service must be made by filling out the Request for Excuse from Jury Duty form on the back of the letter from the Judge, and mailing or faxing it back immediately. Requests by phone to be excused are not accepted. The court may deny a request for excuse under (a) or (b) above and require you to serve. You will receive a written response to your request to be excused from service.



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