Jury Service General Information
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Washtenaw Trial Court (22nd Circuit and Probate) Schedule
The weekend before your service date, please call 734-222-3354 or visit the Jury Reporting Schedule page. When calling, a recorded message will tell you which juror numbers are to report on Monday morning. If your number is not among those to report, your service is over. Please report promptly at the designated service time. Please do not bring children, relatives or friends with you.
Late arrivals are subject to rescheduling without pay.
Term of Service
22nd Circuit Court Jury Service is a "one week or one trial" term of service. You may be required to report for selection on any number of days during the week of your service date. If you are selected to serve on a trial, you will serve for the duration of that one trial. Average length of a trial is two (2) to five (5) days, although trials can run longer. If you are not selected for a trial during the week of your service date, your service shall be complete.
Jurors should park at the Fourth Avenue / Washington Street. Parking Structure (see map on jury summons). The entrance to the structure is on Washington Street. If you are a juror with an over-sized vehicle that cannot park at the Fourth Avenue / Washington Street parking structure, please park at the South Ashley street lot located at 305 South Ashley Street. Standard parking rates apply to jurors. Jurors will only be reimbursed for parking expenses if they are selected to serve on a jury.
People entering the courthouse must pass through metal detectors and may be searched. Purses, briefcases, or other containers may also be searched. Weapons are prohibited in the courthouse facility. See court security for more information.
Cell Phones / Laptops Prohibited
Cell phones and laptops with a built-in camera and / or recording device are prohibited from the courthouse. Cell phones and laptops without a camera feature and without a recording device are allowed into the facility. See court security for more information.
If you are not available on the date scheduled due to an extreme hardship, you may request one postponement. Please view the postponement policy here.
You will be instructed regarding your jury service when you first appear. For general information about serving on a jury, please review this Jury Orientation Video published by the Michigan Judicial Institute.
Although we attempt to make jury service as convenient and efficient as possible, jurors should be advised that there will be times you will spend waiting. There are periodicals and video entertainment available. If you wish to bring something to occupy your time, feel free to do so.
For more detailed information, please see the Juror Handbook.