Most importantly you will need to bring the Compensation form from the Jury Summons we sent to you in the mail. We use this form to determine how to pay you and to complete your service. Do not worry if you forget it, we will have you fill one out upon your arrival the day of service.
The court does not pay for lunch. You may bring your lunch or a snack with you. At the Multnomah County Central Courthouse there are refrigerators and microwave ovens in the jury assembly room. There is no cafeteria in the courthouse. There is a snack shop near the Jury Assembly Room with a variety of foods and beverages.
At the East County Courthouse there are refrigerators and microwave ovens. There is no cafeteria at the East County Courthouse.
What to wear
Please dress comfortably (suits and ties or dresses are not required), but also have respect for the important role you have as a juror. As a juror you are the judge of the facts. Jurors often spend many hours together in close quarters. Jurors should be respectful of their fellow jurors by reporting for service without strong perfume or cologne.
What to bring
You may bring work or reading material, or a personal electronic device you can listen to with headphones. You may also bring lunch or a snack.
Cell phones and computers
You may bring your cell phone and laptop computer to the courthouse. They have to be placed on the X-ray scanner when you go through security. The jury assembly room has WiFi available. When you go into a courtroom, make sure your cell phone is turned off (not just silent or vibrate). The judge or their staff will inform you of any rules around technology use in the courtroom.