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Juror FAQ

 

 Telephone
541.776.7171 ext. 127
Fax:  541.776.7057

 Grand Jury
541.776.7171 ext. 290
or
541.776.7171 ext. 6325

 Email
Jac.Jury@ojd.state.or.us

The Jury Coordinator is available by phone Monday through Friday 8am - 12pm and 1pm - 4 pm.

 Main Address
Jackson County Circuit Court
Justice Building
100 S. Oakdale Avenue
Medford, OR 97501-3127
 Map

NOTE: The Jury Assembly Room is on the 2nd floor of the Justice Building

Your Service Number is located at the top of the summons sent to you in the mail. It is located underneath the barcode.

If you are unable to report on the day stated on your summons, you may ask that service be deferred. You may only defer jury duty for up to one year. This request should be made within ten days of when you receive your summons.   You will be notified only if your request to be excused or deferred is denied.​

​​If you are selected for a jury panel, your service will last only as long as the trial on which you are selected to serve. At the end of the trial, your service for the State Courts will be complete. If you are selected to serve for Grand Jury, the term is for 8 weeks, one day per week.​

If you are age 70 or older or are breast-feeding a child and you ask to be excused, the Court must excuse you from service. Please make the request on the Juror Response Form that you received with your summons, and you will be excused from jury service. The Circuit Court may also excuse you if:

  1. jury service causes you, your family, or your employer undue hardship or extreme inconvenience; or,
  2. 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.

The Court will weigh the basis for your excuse against its need for jurors. You must show good cause to the Court why you should be excused under these standards. The Court may deny a request for excuse under (a) or (b) above and require you to serve or defer your jury duty to a later date.

If you no longer live in Jackson County, are not a citizen of the United States, or are under the age of 18, you do not qualify to serve as a juror. Contact the jury coordinator by email or hard copy in writing, and you will be excused from jury service. You will receive a letter or email message notifying you of the Court's decision.​

​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.

Link to: https://courts.oregon.gov/courts/Jackson/Jury


Court rules require anyone in court to dress and act with respect. This includes court staff, attorneys, parties to a case, jurors, witnesses and the public. The Court can remove people from the courtroom who do not dress or act with respect. 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, cell phone, etc. Wireless internet is available in the jury assembly room.


Items such as knives, chemical sprays, knitting needles, recording devices and cameras are not allowed inside the courthouse. Please review the list of prohibited items

​The Jackson County Sheriff's Office provides security at the Jackson County Circuit Court and at the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Center. Security equipment in use at building entrances includes magnetometers (walk-through metal detectors), x-ray scanners, and handheld metal detectors. If you have a pacemaker, tell the court security officer about it before you enter the metal detector.

The main objective of court security is to maintain a safe and secure environment for everyone in the building. Everyone's cooperation is needed in order to achieve this very important goal. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated. A variety of items are prohibited because they are hazardous or could be used as potential weapons. Please review the list of prohibited items before coming to the courthouse.

Court security will not hold unauthorized items for return later. Any prohibited item that is brought to the court will be taken from you and permanently destroyed.​


​Oregon law provides that your employer may not discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce you by reason of your service as a juror. Please report any such problems to the court, which has jurisdiction to prevent or restrain any such violations. However, your employer's policies or agreements with you regarding payment of wages during times of jury service are not affected by the Oregon law.​

​The Court has the power to order that you appear in Court and explain why you were unable to report for jury service. Citizens who don't appear for jury service may be punished for contempt.​

​Juror per diem is established by the legislature at $10.00 per day for the first two days and $25.00 per day for each day thereafter.  Round trip mileage reimbursement is $0.20/mile for the vehicle mileage traveled between your home and the courthouse.  Additional information regarding jury pay will be provided when you report for jury duty.

Unless otherwise provided by the terms of an employment agreement, a juror must waive the juror's fee provided if the juror is paid a wage or salary by the juror's employer for the days that the juror is required to attend a court. The provisions of this subsection do not affect any claim a juror may have for mileage reimbursement.


​Usually, lunch is from noon until 1:00 p.m. Occasionally, a judge may change the schedule for purposes of the trial. You may bring lunch, personal water bottles with you if you would like. Coffee and tea are provided. Lunch is not provided.​

​Let the Jury Coordinator know if your employer requires verification of your jury service. Each day you report, we will have a verification form available for you.​

​No, please do not mail a hard copy if you have already e-mailed information to the court.​

Free parking is provided at the Justice Building - no permit is necessary for the parking lot. The parking permit provided on your jury summons is for on-street parking only, if necessary. Do not park in areas marked reserved, red, or green zone parking,

​The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs or services.  Under Title II of the ADA, each OJD program or service will be accessible to and usable by qualified persons with disabilities. 

The court will make reasonable accommodations for a juror with a qualified disability unless doing so would cause a change in basic court service or would result in unreasonable financial or administrative burdens for the court.  The court will provide ADA accommodations, including sign language interpreters and assistive devices, to participants in court proceedings including trials with speech and hearing disabilities.

To make arrangements, please notify the court in advance of your jury service regarding your disability and needed accommodation so we can assist in removing any barriers for jury service.  

To request an accommodation under the ADA for jury service:

  • Juror will need to fill out the OJD ADA Request for Accommodations and Response form and return to the jury coordinator as soon as possible, but not less than four (4) business days prior to service.
  • The ADA Request Form is on our Website:  https://www.courts.oregon.gov/services/ada/pages/default.aspx
  • Upon request, the ADA Request Form may be emailed to a juror for them to fill out and return by email to: JAC.Jury@ojd.state.or.us or fax to 541.776.7057, or in-person at the 1st Floor Public Room at the Justice Building.   
  • It is common for people who do not usually consider themselves as having a hearing disability to have trouble hearing everyone clearly in some of the courtrooms. Every courtroom is equipped with ADA-approved, integrated, wireless assisted-listening devices. Jurors may request a device from the jury coordinator upon arrival. All assisted listening devices must be returned to the jury coordinator at the end of each day.
  • A request may be denied if:
    • The applicant is not a qualified individual with a disability under the ADA.
    • The requested ADA accommodations would create an undue financial or administrative burden on the OJD (as defined by the ADA).
    • The request fundamentally alters the nature of the services provided by the OJD (as defined by the ADA).
    • The court does not have sufficient information needed to grant the request. If that is the case, court staff will contact juror to discuss what more is needed.

For further assistance regarding ADA accommodations please contact the Jury Coordinator at 541.776.7171 ext. 127


​Email: JAC.Jury@ojd.state.or.us . (preferred method)

Phone: 541.776.7171 ext. 127

Fax: 541.776.7057

Grand Jury

Phone: 541.776.7171 ext 290 ​


 

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