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Potential jurors who are feeling sick, or who are in higher risk categories of severe illness should contact the court to reschedule their jury service.
People at higher risk include:
If you are in any of these higher risk groups, or if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, please contact the court at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the number provided in your jury summons to reschedule your jury service. The email provided is the best way to contact the jury office at this time.
We have taken measures to ensure those coming to the courthouse are safe. To see more about what the court has done, go to our COVID-19 Court Information page where you can view a video created for jurors and other information about how the court is operating during this pandemic.
HoursMonday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 7:30am to 4:30pm
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.
Welcome to Jury Duty for the Clackamas County Circuit Court. Your service as a juror is one of the most important things you will do in participating in our system of government and ensuring justice in our community. We hope to make your experience as rewarding as possible and we thank you for your willingness to take the time to serve your community. The right to a jury trial in certain cases is guaranteed in our constitution. A person who is entitled to a jury trial is entitled to a jury that represents the full community. It is important that a fair cross-section of community be represented on the jury to prevent discrimination, including discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, age or economic status. Each juror is required to report on the day he or she is summoned. The term of service will be only for that day, unless the juror is chosen for a trial that lasts longer than a day. In that event, service will be just for that trial.
If you have received a jury summons and wish to respond online click on the button below to go to the Juror Response page where you can fill out the Online Juror Response Form.
The day before you are required to report, please call 503.655.8397 after 5:00 p.m. and listen to the recorded message. Select option #3 if you received a Regular Summons, or option #4 if you received a Special Summons (a Special Summons would include the words “Special Panel" on the top of the summons). You must call in to see if the trial you have been summoned for has been settled or dismissed, and you may not be required to report.
You can also check and see if your juror number is called for the next day by clicking the button below to see the Online Jury Reporting Information.
Justice for All - a Juror Orientation Video
Oregon Implicit Bias - Training Video
Serving on Jury Duty During COVID-19
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 503.655.8397, select Option 3.
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:
Juror travel expenses for each day of service will be compensated in one of three ways:
You are eligible if:
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.
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.
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