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MAX Light Rail Station - The Hatfield Government Center Max station is at the west end of the MAX line, between Washington and Main on SW Adams in Hillsboro, and is within one block from the courthouse. Consult the map in the jury summons. https://trimet.org/
There is free all-day parking available to jurors. Refer to your summons for a parking permit, as well as, a map with directions from the parking structure to the courthouse.
In Washington County, unless you are summoned for a grand jury, jury service is generally for the duration of one trial or one day of service. Summoned jurors will report to the courthouse on the day and time noted in their summons, and if selected for a trial, will remain until the trial concludes. If you are not selected for a trial, you will be dismissed, but will still be deemed to have completed your term of service.
To be a juror in Washington County, you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Washington County, 18 years of age or older, and not have previously served on any state or federal jury within the last 2-years. You may also be ineligible for service if your rights and privileges have been withdrawn and not restored as provided under Oregon law. See ORS 137.281.
A 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 crime. The term of service for grand jurors is one or two days per week for 5 weeks.
No. Oregon law provides that an employer shall not discharge or threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce an employee by reason of the employee’s service as a juror.
If you are unable to serve on the date for which you have been summoned to appear, use the jury summons postcard or the online Juror Response Form to request a deferral.
If you no longer live in Washington 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.
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