Circuit Court Juror Information
Juror Scam Warning: Please be on the lookout for fraudulent phone calls or emails regarding jury service. Scammers are pressuring citizens to provide confidential data, threatening prosecution for failing to comply with jury service, and claiming fines are owed for missing jury duty. If you receive a call or email of this nature, please contact Detective Matt Young at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at (517) 546-2440.
If you have a question about your jury service, please call us at (517) 540-7530.
Livingston County citizens are called on to participate in the court system by serving as jurors. If you are selected for jury service, you will receive a jury summons. The jury summons is an official court document, so you must respond to it. You could be held in criminal contempt if you do not respond to the jury summons.
The juror selection process is set forth by Michigan law. The process uses a computer program to select random people from a list of individuals who have Livingston County locations registered on their driver’s license and personal ID cards. As a result, Livingston County Court staff have nothing to do with selection. You can respond to your Jury Questionnaire online.
The individual whose name is on the Juror summons must either appear or be excused prior to the dates of service. A spouse, friend or neighbor cannot substitute for you.
Please report on time at your designated service time. Do not bring children, relatives or friends with you. If you do not appear, you can be charged with criminal Contempt of Court, then fined and imprisoned, or both.
When to Report
Begin calling the Jury Hotline at (517) 715-4122 after 5:30 pm the Friday before your term of service begins. There will be recorded instructions regarding your jury service, please listen to them carefully.
Candidate ID Number
Your Candidate ID Number is on your Juror summons. You’ll need that number when calling the Juror Information Hotline at (517) 715-4122.
You will receive $30.00 for your first full day of attendance and $15.00 for your first half day. For each additional full day of attendance, you’ll receive $45.00 and $22.50 for each additional half day. A mileage fee of $10.00 is also added to your pay. Payment will be made to you in the form of a debit card.
Access to jury service is available to all individuals with a disability as required by the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336.) If you are a person with a disability and are in need of accommodation, please contact the Jury Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org no more than seven days before your reporting date.
To request a deferral, you must first complete your questionnaire online and confirm your service. Select “defer” and pick your alternate date for the court to review.
Please make necessary arrangements for work, daycare or both because these are not reasons for excusal. If you are not available on the date scheduled, you must notify the jury clerk, in writing. Being excused for medical reasons requires a letter from a physician. Hardship and medical requests should be mailed, emailed to email@example.com, or faxed to the court at least one week before your service date.
Food & Beverage
Bottled water, sodas, and snacks are available in vending machines near the jury assembly room. You may bring your own snacks, especially if you are diabetic or on a special diet. Open food and beverages are not allowed in the courtrooms. If you are seated on a jury, you may be dismissed for lunch on your own.
Length of Service
In the Circuit Court you will serve for a period of two or three weeks (see your summons for dates). You will not serve on more than one case during your term of service.
Please make necessary arrangements for work, daycare, or both because these are not reasons for excusal. To be excused for medical reasons requires a letter from your physician. You must submit your physician’s letter at least one week prior to your service date to the court either by mail, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (517) 546-0048. Failure to obey a summons is punishable by fine and imprisonment or both. Failing to appear for jury service may result in a showcause hearing before the Judge.
Free parking is located in the front of the Judicial Center.
You are required to pass through a metal detector before entering the Judicial Center and are subject to search. All purses, briefcases, bags, etc. may also be searched. Weapons, cutting edges or stabbing instruments (including pocket knives) are prohibited items. If you are wearing a belt, you will be asked to remove it when going through the detector. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. These precautions are taken for everyone’s safety.
- Tobacco products of any kind
- E-Cigarettes, electronic vaporizer, lighters, matches
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You should make arrangements with your employer to be available for your entire term of service. If you are called into court for jury selection, please report promptly as instructed. If you are selected for a jury, you will need to be at court every day that the jury is in session.