52/3 Juror Frequently Asked Questions

52/3 Juror Frequently Asked Questions

I am a nursing mother do you have facilities for me?

For your nursing needs we have rest rooms in the jury room. However, we are not able to provide childcare.

How long will I have to serve?

For jury selection you should plan on the full day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

At Jury Selection, if you are selected for a jury trial, be prepared to proceed to jury trial the day of jury selection or to proceed to jury trial the week immediately following the jury selection day. The average length of a jury trial is one or two days.

How much will I be paid?

For the first day of service, you will be paid $12.50 for a half day and $25.00 for a full day. For additional days, you will be paid $20.00 for a half day and $40.00 for a full day. You will also be paid round trip mileage of $.10 per mile, computed from your address. This amount is set by the state legislature and is considered reimbursement for your travel and other expenses.

I have moved out of the area. Do I have to serve?

If you have moved out of the area you must provide a copy of your driver's license, front and back, showing your new address. Upon receipt of proof, you will be permanently excused from serving jury duty at this court.

What is the age limit for serving jury duty?

If you are over 70 years of age, you are not obligated to serve jury duty.  You must show proof of your age in order to be permanently 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. Within two weeks after serving your jury term, you will be sent a payment form showing the amount you will receive. The check is issued from Oakland County and will be sent separately within approximately 6 to 8 weeks. 

I am a student and unable to serve during my school term. What can I do?

Because you are a student you are not exempt from serving jury duty. However, the court is willing to work around your school schedule as much as possible.

What if I am unable to serve for medical reasons?

All medical excuses must be accompanied by a letter from your doctor two weeks prior to your scheduled jury selection date. In order to be permanently excused from serving jury duty, a doctor's note is required and must state that you are to be permanently excused from serving.

What if I cannot appear for the Jury Selection Date?

You must have permission from the Court to be excused. Due to the importance of the judicial process and the need for available jurors, very few jurors are excused from service. If you have an extraordinary circumstance that requires you to be excused, you must submit a detailed request in writing within 2 weeks of receiving your summons. You will receive an answer from the Court shortly thereafter. (Although the Court sympathizes with work and childcare concerns, we are unable to excuse jurors for these reasons since they are shared by the majority of prospective jurors.)

Who do I contact regarding jury duty?

Our Jury Clerk at 248-537-3696. She is available 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. You can leave a message on her voice mail or contact her via fax at 248-537-3622.

What if I lose my summons?

Please contact the Jury Clerk at 248-537-3696. She will confirm the date and time you are required to appear.

Where do I go when I am checking in?

When you report for Jury Duty, please check in with the Jury Clerk at Window A. You will then proceed to the Jury Assembly Room.

How do I get to the court?

Visit our Contact Section for our address, hours of operation and map.