Welcome to Jury Duty for the Marion 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 will be only for that day, unless the juror is chosen for a trial that lasts longer than a day. In that event, service will be just for that trial. If a juror is summoned for grand jury, the term of service is two weeks.
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 503.588.5371 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 Reporting Information
On the first day of your jury term, you will attend orientation in the morning. After jury orientation you will either be selected for a jury panel or excused. Please view the Jury Reporting Information
for when and where to report for jury orientation.
To lessen the impact of jury service, our court has created a system in which jurors only have to serve on one trial to complete their service. Most trials do not last more than a couple of days. If a juror reports for duty and is available to serve but is not selected for a trial, that juror will be released and his or her service will be complete. A very small minority of jurors are summoned for grand jury, which involves a two-week commitment. Once a juror has served as instructed by the court, the juror's obligation is complete for a two-year period.
We thank those who have spent the time -- and completed the hard work -- of serving on a jury.
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 two weeks.