Jury Duty Frequently Asked Questions
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Jury Duty Frequently Asked Questions

Below are Frequently Asked Questions regarding 48th District Court jury duty. For a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions for the entire 48th District Court, visit our FAQ page.

  • How long will I have to serve?

You should plan on serving one full day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are selected for a jury trial, you will be expected to serve until the case is concluded.
  • How much will I be paid?

A morning session will be paid $12.50 plus $.10 per mile round trip. If you are here in the morning and leave after 12:00 p.m., you will be paid $25 plus mileage. Subsequent days you will be paid $20 for a half day and $40 for a full day.
  • I have moved out of the area. Do I have to serve?

To be excused from jury duty, provide to the Court a front and back copy of your driver's license showing your new address.
  • What is the age limit for serving jury duty?

If you are over 70 years of age, you are not required to serve jury duty. You must show proof of your age in order to be excused. Of course, if you are over 70 and wish to serve, you may.
  • How do I get proof that I served jury duty?

We will time stamp your summons when you leave the court on jury selection day. You can use this as proof to provide to your employer.
  • What if a student is unable to serve during the school term?

You are not exempt from serving jury duty because you are a student. However, you may write the court to request a deferral.
  • What if I am unable to serve for medical reasons?

Medical deferrals must be accompanied by a letter from your doctor two weeks prior to your scheduled jury selection date.
  • What if I cannot appear for the Jury Selection Date?

A detailed request in writing must be sent to the Court within 2 weeks of receiving your summons for extraordinary circumstance that requires you to deferred. You must have permission from the Court to be deferred.
  • Who do I contact regarding jury duty?

Please contact the judicial secretary for the judge that you were assigned at the following:
Judge Marc Barron
Jury Instruction Line: 248-647-1141(x134)
Vickie Elliott, Judicial Assistant &
Jury Coordinator: 248-686-5128
E-mail: velliott@48thdc.us

Judge Diane D'Agostini
Jury Instruction Line: 248-647-1141(x136)
Candace Shankin: 248-686-5123
E-mail: cbecker@48thdc.us

Judge Kimberly Small
Jury Instruction Line: 248-647-1141(x135)
Debbie Albano, Judicial Assistant: 248-686-5121
E-mail: dalbano@48thdc.us
  • Where do I go when I am checking in?

You will be directed to report in the Multi-Purpose Room on the lower level.