|Residents of the City of Lansing
who reside in Eaton County are
eligible for Jury Service in the 54A
District Court in Lansing.
Residents of the City of East
WHAT WE DO...
The Jury Administration function is responsible for ensuring that each court within Ingham County, has the proper number of qualified prospective jurors, as required by the individual courts. In addition to, or as a by-product of determining and securing qualified jurors, detailed records and correspondence are maintained within the office.
Public Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
The Jury Board oversees jury selection activities and Jury Administration assists them. The staff mails and screens juror personal history questionnaires in accordance with the law and coordinates the draw and mailing of summons for all Ingham County courts. Jury Administration staff also acts as liaison with the public.
You Can Make a Difference
Without you, the jury system can not work. We know that jury service means rearranging schedules, canceling appointments, and oftentimes missing work. But if you were on trial, wouldn't you want someone like you to make the sacrifices necessary to be a part of your jury? Your public service as a juror protects our right to have a trial by an impartial jury.
How did we get your name?
We obtain names from the Secretary of State from their driver license and state ID lists. If the information you provide to these two sources is not identical you may receive two questionnaires.
PLEASE NOTE: Someone from the jury office may contact you asking for verification of your current address or contact information; however, no one from the jury office or court will ever call you to ask for your Social Security number or credit card number(s).
Never give out your Social Security number, credit card number(s) or any other personal, confidential information to anyone if you receive a telephone call regarding jury service.
What is the Difference between a Questionnaire and a Summons?
The Questionnaire is a screening document which is used to determine if prospective jurors are qualified to serve. Once received, the Questionnaire must be filled out and returned to Jury Administration within 10 days.
The Summons is an order from the Court to report for jury duty and must be honored. The date you are to report and instructions regarding reporting can be found on the Summons. Failure to report for jury duty as instructed on the Summons may result in fines, jail or both.
Your summons is at the top of the qualification questionnaire. Please carefully tear it off of the questionnaire at the perforation. This summons tells you the week you are to serve for jury duty and provides you with information on your specific reporting instructions. The back of the summons also gives you information on how to contact the court if you have further questions. Please bring your summons with you to court.
How much will I be paid for jury service?
The payment plan offers a four tier schedule of payment, and works as follows:
- The 1st day of service provides a payment of:
$15.00 for a half day
$30.00 for a full day
- Any subsequent day after provides a payment of:
$22.50 for a half day
$45.00 for a full day
- You will receive a mileage fee of .20 a mile round trip, calculated from each Ingham County City, at a set rate.