JUROR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I be excused from Jury service?
  • If you're 70 years old, or older, and do not wish to serve.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen.
  • If you are not a resident of Ingham County.
  • If you have a medical disqualification completed by your doctor (this cannot be a temporary condition).

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What do I do if I can't attend on a given week, but I am available another week?

You must contact the Jury Clerk at 517-483-6522.

Jury Clerk
Please call, write, or e-mail
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What do I do if a summons came for someone who is deceased or no longer living here?

Again, you must contact the Jury Clerk to discuss the situation.

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Why do I have to call in?

So you know when, or if, you need to report for jury service.  This procedure is part of the One-Week on call
process that Ingham County has adopted.

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Why do I have to wait until the last minute to find out if we need to come in or not?

Because the judge's assistants have until 3:30 p.m. every day to inform the Jury Clerk of their need for jurors.
The judge's assistants have to wait for notification from prosecutors and attorneys to see if a case will
subsequently lead to trial, thus requiring a jury assembly.
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How much do I get paid?

  • The 1st day of service provides a payment of:

                  $12.50 for a half day
                  $25.00 for a full day

  •  Any subsequent day provides a payment of:

                  $20.00 for a half day
                  $40.00 for a full day