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Please watch the juror orientation Videos available online before you are called to serve on a trial:
OJD Juror Orientation VideoOregon Implicit Bias Training.
On call-in dates the online Jury Schedule and the Jury Recording Line (503.397.2327 ext. 24003) are updated with reporting instructions. During online registration, please opt-in to Email and Text notifications to receive reporting updates.
The jury coordinator is unable to excuse jurors the day of trial. It is the jurors responsibility to submit unavailability requests to no later than 24 hours prior to a scheduled call-in date. If you are called to appear, please be prepared to serve multiple days, beyond your initial reporting date.
You do not need to report in-person if your number was not listed.
It is the jurors responsibility to submit all unavailability requests to the courts in writing, with proper documentation, no later than 24 hours prior to a scheduled call-in date and to include ALL dates that may conflict with service for the duration of a trial.
Those instructed to report for a jury or grand jury are expected to be available for the full length of the trial. Please be prepared to serve multiple days, beyond your initial reporting date.
In the event you become ill and can't appear, it is mandatory that you call the jury coordinator as soon as possible.
Using the online Juror Response Form, you may request service to be delayed up to 1 year from the date your current jury term ends. The Court will weigh the basis for your request against the public's need for jurors. When your request is processed you will receive a status notification.
In Columbia County the term of service is two (2) months.
Please review the schedule of specific dates you need to check-in during your term. Juror's are responsible for monitoring the schedule and submitting requests, in writing, for all preplanned unavailabliity dates.
a. jury service causes you, your family, or your employer undue hardship or extreme inconvenience; or,
b. you are the sole caregiver for a child or other dependent, personally attend to the dependent during the Court's normal hours and are unable to afford daycare or make other arrangements for the care of the dependent.
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. Grand jurors meet one day a week for 2 months.
Electronically submit (or bring a completed copy) of the Juror Questionnaire.
You don't need to bring anything with you but please know your juror number. You are welcome to bring a book, magazine, laptop computer, etc. Wireless internet is available in the jury assembly room.
Weapons, including handguns, pocketknives, and chemical sprays are not allowed in the courthouse or court facilities. It is a Class C felony for any person to intentionally possess a weapon in a court facility (ORS 166.370).
Parking is available in the parking lot by the courthouse annex building. Additional parking is located on 2nd and St. Helens Street, across from the movie theatre.
Yes. Each juror will be paid $10 per day and 20¢ per mile for round-trip mileage from their home. Jurors are entitled to $25 per day for the third and subsequent days of service.
Additionally, jurors may be preauthorized to receive reimbusment for expenses resulting from the juror's service. Examples may include lodging or taxi service for a juror who had to travel a great distance and stay overnight at a local motel to attend jury service. These are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, please email the Jury Coordinator for more informaiton.
Oregon law (ORS 10.090) provides that it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discharge, intimidate, or coerce an employee due to their service as a juror. An employee who believes their employer has violated the law may file a civil suit or file a complaint with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Phone: 503-397-2327 extension 24024
Anyone with a disability who needs accommodation to participate in jury service should advise the jury coordinator of the disability and the type of accommodation immediately upon receipt of your Jury Summons. Assistive Listening System (ALS) devices are available for the hearing impaired. For more information, please see the Request an Accommodation webpage.
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