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 experience any technical issues while using the online response system, please email your response to the Jury Coordinator at: email@example.com
. Make sure to include your term of service, juror number and juror name.
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
All jurors must complete orientation. You may choose to complete orientation online or in person. If you prefer to attend orientation online, you must complete the online orientation by the Thursday prior to your service term start date. The online orientation may be accessed from the Online
If you prefer to attend orientation in person, the Friday before your term begins you must call the jury information number, 541-388-5329, Option 2, after 6:00 PM to determine which orientation time you will attend on the first day of service.
Regardless of the orientation you attend, you must call or check the website each night after 6:00 PM. LIsten carefully to the recording to determine if you are needed for a trial the next day. This is a requirement for your entire term of service unless you are excused. 541-388-5329, Option 1. Jury Schedule
. You will received detailed instructions about your jury service at jury orientation. Jury orientation will be held in the Jury Assembly Room, located on the lower level of the Deschutes County Courthouse at 1100 NW Bond Street, Bend, Oregon.
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. Online orientation is not an option for Grand Jurors. You must report the first day of your service term as instructed on your summons.