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Jury Service

Confirming Your Appearance for Trials

To provide you with the latest information on whether you will be required to report, you must call or visit our website after 5:00 pm the evening before each of the days you are scheduled to report.

You will receive a pre-recorded message which will refer to the trial date and a range of juror numbers requested to appear.  Report only if your juror number is within the numerical sequence.

To access the Juror Reporting Information Online
Click here for Court Calendar – Jury Reporting Schedule, or call us at 541.776-7171 ext. 578 (after 5:00PM). Outside calling area call: 800-452-5021 ext. 7171 ext. 578.

Confirm your Availability

Complete and return the enclosed postcard immediately to confirm your attendance.

Term of Service

If you are selected to be on a jury panel, your service will last only as long as the trial on which you are selected to serve. At the end of the trial, your service for the State Courts will be complete. If you are selected to serve for Grand Jury, the term is for 8 weeks, one day per week.

Jury Orientation

You will receive detailed instructions about your jury service on the first day you report. Jury orientation is held in the Jury Assembly Room on the SECOND FLOOR of the Justice Building, 100 S. Oakdale, Medford, and Oregon.  Click here for directions to the Justice Building.

Juror Qualifications

  1. You must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. You must be a resident of Jackson County.
  3. You must be 18 years of age or older.
  4. You must not have served on any state or federal jury in the last two years.

Request to be excused

  1. If you are over 70 years of age, you may be excused upon request. (Optional)
  2. If you are a woman currently breast-feeding a child.
  3. If you are the sole caregiver for a child or other dependent during the court’s normal hours of operation.
  4. If you are currently on active Military Duty.

Since the successful completion of a jury trial requires the participation of many individuals, please be prepared to substantiate your request for an excuse from jury service. All requests to be excused other than for the above listed reasons must be submitted in writing. You may fax, e-mail, or mail your request. Respond within five days following receipt of the summons. You will be notified ONLY if your request is denied.

Jury Coordinator

Phone Number:  541.776.7171 ext.  127
Fax Number:        541.776.7057

The Jury Coordinator is available by phone, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.  and 2:00 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m. 

Deferring Service

Temporary situations may result in a deferral to a later date. If you are unable to serve on the days you have been summoned to appear, you may request to be deferred to another time. Return the postcard and note a convenient month for you to serve, sixty or more days out and not more than one year from the date of your original summons. Another summons will be mailed to you. You will be notified only if your request is denied.

Proof of Jury Service

Certification of your appearance is required by some employers and will be furnished upon request.


Fees will be paid at the rate of $10.00 for the first two days of service and $25.00 beginning the third and subsequent days. Mileage fee is $.20 cents per mile for distance traveled between your home and the Justice Building or the cost of mass transit if you use a mass transit system. You may elect to donate your jury fees. 100% of all donated juror payments are invested in local juror services.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA)

Persons with disabilities requiring special assistance or accommodation for jury service, contact the Jury Coordinator at least ten business days prior to your scheduled appearance.

Prohibited Acts by Employers

The law provides that an employer shall not discharge or threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce an employee by reason of the employee’s service as a juror. However, this does not alter the effect of an employer’s policies or agreements regarding wages during jury service.

Failure to Respond

Jury Duty is a civic duty of each citizen. Failure to respond to the jury summons may result in a finding of contempt of court.

Please review the Jury Handbook on the Oregon State Bar web site.