Welcome to Jury Duty for the Jefferson 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 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
The right to a jury trial is a basic right provided by our state and federal constitutions. Most adults, at some time, will be summoned for jury duty for service on a circuit court civil or criminal jury trial. The court recognizes that service on a jury involves sacrifice for most people, including those who work, who take care of others during the day, and for employers of jurors who are asked to serve.
Trial by jury (also known as petit or regular jury duty) is a cornerstone of our democracy. The Oregon and United States Constitutions protect our right to jury trial. Jury duty is one of the most important rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. All persons chosen for jury duty are selected at random from combined lists of registered voters and DMV records.
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 serious crime.
Under Oregon law, a person is required to respond to a circuit court summons for jury duty. If you fail to comply the court may order you to appear before a judge and show cause why you should not be held in contempt of court.
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” - THOMAS JEFFERSON (1789)