Welcome to Jury Duty for the Jackson 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 is noted on your summons, unless the juror is chosen for a trial that lasts longer than your term. In that event, service will be just for that trial. If a juror is summoned for Grand Jury, the term of service is eight (8) weeks, one day per week.
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
The day before you are required to report, please call 541.776.7171 press 1 then press 2 after 5:00 p.m. and listen to the recorded message. The trial you have been summoned for may have 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.
View Online Jury Call Numbers
View Online Jury Reporting Information
On the first day you are selected to report, you will receive detailed instructions about your jury service during orientation. After jury orientation and for the rest of your term of service, you will be required to call the jury recording every evening after 5:00 p.m. to find out if you must appear the following day.
Please view the Online
Jury Reporting Information to find out 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. At the end of the trial, your service for the State Courts will be complete. Once a juror has served as instructed by the court, the juror's obligation is complete for a two-year period.
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. If you are selected to serve for Grand Jury, the term is for eight (8) weeks, one day per week.