Welcome to Jury Duty for the Deschutes 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.
If you have received a jury summons and wish to respond online click on the button below to fill out the Online Juror Response Form.
Fill Out Online Juror Response Form
If you are currently serving as a juror, please remember to call the Jury Recording number each night during your term of service: 541.388.5329. 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 Call information.
View Online Jury Call Numbers
On the first day of your jury term, you will attend orientation either in the morning or in the afternoon. After jury orientation and for the rest of your term of service, you will be required to call the jury recording every evening to find out if you must appear the following day. The recording will state separate times to report for orientation or roll call. The number of jury trials varies, but you can expect to report for trial an average of once a week. Most trials last one to two days, but occasionally take longer.
Please view the Jury Schedule
for information about when and where to report for jury orientation.
Most jurors serve on jury trials. Jury trials are held for criminal and civil cases. Most jury trials last one or two days, but occasionally take longer. The Court makes every effort to effectively use juror’s time and only call jurors to report for service when trials are scheduled to begin the following day.
Some jurors are selected to serve on a grand jury. Grand Jurors listen to evidence and testimony of witnesses presented by the District Attorney and determine whether someone should be charged with a crime. Grand Jurors serve for four weeks. Two groups of seven Grand Jurors are selected for each four week terms. One group of Grand Jurors serves three days each week, meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The other group of Grand Jurors serves two days each week, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday.