If you receive a summons to appear for jury duty you will be required to report to the 52-1 Courthouse, 48150 Grand River Avenue, in Novi at 8:30 a.m. on your scheduled jury day (view map). Please mark the date on your calendar and advise your employer that you have been called for jury duty.
If you are selected to sit on a jury, the trial will begin immediately. If you are not selected, you will return to the jury room for further direction.
Why we need you as a Juror:
Being a Juror is a vital part of our justice system. It is the duty of each American citizen to serve jury duty when called. It is a responsibility that should be taken seriously. Just as you would want to have a fair and equitable jury for yourself or someone you love, every other citizen is entitled to the same. Your participation in our legal system as a juror is the cornerstone of our justice system.
How a jury is chosen?
The Oakland County Jury Commission chooses prospective jurors from random computer selection by driver's license number. The questionnaire that you previously filled out from this random selection is then forwarded to the proper jurisdiction. Prospective jurors are randomly selected from these questionnaires for jury duty.
How a Jury is chosen for a Jury Trial:
Each prospective juror is chosen from a blind draw. Each prospective juror is then interviewed by the defense and prosecuting attorneys to determine if they will be chosen as a juror.
Responsibilities of a juror:
- Bring your summons with you
- Be on time
- Dress appropriately (no jeans or shorts)
- Know your mileage from your residence to the court
- Arrange for your own child care during your jury term
- Arrange for your transportation to and from jury duty
For more information on jury duty check out the following link: