If you received a Jury Summons to appear for jury duty at the 48th District Court (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake, West Bloomfield), please follow the instructions on your Jury Summons regarding your possible reporting date, time and location: 4280 Telegraph Road, Michigan 48302 (MAP).
- Bring your driver's license or a picture State ID.
- Bring your Jury Summons.
- Know the mileage from your residence to the court for reimbursement.
- Wear appropriate business or business casual attire (no jeans, shorts, flip-flops or other inappropriate clothing).
Security Metal Detection and Scanners:
- Metal Detection will be used to scan all individuals and belongings (purse, briefcase, etc.) when entering the court.
- No recording devices, cameras, camera phones or any device with video or audio capabilities are allowed in the court.
- No weapons (guns, knives, cutting device, sharp objects, sprays, scissors or knitting needles) are allowed in the court.
If necessary to contact the Court regarding your jury service, call the number for the judge on the summons:
What is jury duty?
- Judge Barron: (248) 686-5128
- Judge D'Agostini: (248) 686-5123
- Judge Small: (248) 686-5121
Jury duty is a privilege, a responsibility and an obligation shared by U.S.A. citizens. It is one of the highest duties of citizenship, it accrues from the constitutional right to be tried by a panel of one's peers and involves direct participation in the administration of justice. When summoned for jury duty, a citizen must appear before the court or be tried for contempt of court.
How and why I was selected as a juror?
Citizens serving as a member of jury are selected from the electoral register of a constituency within the court's jurisdiction. He or she must swear to answer all questions (posed by the judge or the involved lawyers) truthfully, and give a verdict according to the merits of the evidence presented. Reason for which a person may not be selected as a juror include (1) personal knowledge of the case, (2) prejudice about the issues to be tried, (3) close relationship with either opposing party, or (4) a business relationship with one of the involved lawyers.
Being a Juror is a vital part of our justice system, and it is the duty of each citizen to serve jury duty when called. Being a Juror is a responsibility that should be taken seriously because participation in the legal system as a juror is the cornerstone of our justice system. Every defendant is entitled to a fair and equitable hearing in front of his/her peers which is comprised of U.S. Citizens called for jury.
Juror Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Trial Jurors' Handbook