Address

Jury Management Office
900 S. Saginaw Street, Room 205 W
Flint, MI 48502

Contact

Phone: 810.257.3285
Fax: 810.257.3531
Recording after 5:30 p.m.: 810.257.3800
E-mail: Jury@7thcircuitcourt.com

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday*
7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
*Except court closed days.

Juror Parking

 Effective April 10, 2017, the McCree Parking Ramp has been closed.

Parking  is available at 1101 Beach St. Flint, MI the County Administration  building.

 

Click here for juror reporting instructions

General Instructions for Jurors

    1. Read your summons:
      The address and date of your appearance is located on the summons that you were mailed. You may request to reschedule your jury service to a more convenient time through the eresponse website upon completion of your online questionnaire.
    2. Display your summons:
      When reporting for jury duty, the summons should be shown to security staff located at the courthouse entrances. This will allow you to bring in your cell phone and electronic devices.
    3. Inform your employer:
      Your employer must allow you time off for jury duty. Employers cannot discharge an employee called for jury service as long as the employee gives reasonable notice of the summons.

ATTENTION

The Jury Management Office will never contact you to request any personal information such as your social security number or other financial information.  Please be advised that any such requests may be related to phishing or identify theft.

Juror FAQs

Why are Jurors Important?

The right to a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States, whether or not that person is a citizen. Both the United States and the Michigan State Constitutions guarantee this cherished right.

Jury trials cannot be held unless people, citizens of the community in which the trial is held, are willing to perform their civic duty. Jurors are essential to the administration of justice.

Being on a jury is a rewarding experience. You participation is greatly appreciated. This site has been designed to help answer questions that you may have regarding jury service.

What Qualifies Me to Serve as a Juror?

      • You must be a United States citizen
      • You must be able to speak and understand the English language
      • You must be a resident of Genesee County
      • You must be 18 years or older
      • You must not have been convicted of a felony

A person 70 years of age or older may claim exemption from jury service and shall be exempt upon making the request.

If you believe you are not qualified to serve as a juror, please complete your questionnaire online at the eresponse website.  Your completed questionnaire will be reviewed for disqualification.

Can I be Excused from Jury Service?

In order to be excused for medical reasons you must complete the juror qualification questionnaire online or on the paper form that was mailed to you.  Submit a medical request from a physician (MD or DO), through email to jury@7thcircuitcourt.com or along with your paper submission.

Your request for excusal will not be considered without this medical note.

If you are a college student, you may request to be postponed to a date during an academic break or during the summer months.

Can I reschedule Jury Service?

You are permitted a one- time postponement of jury service.

You may reschedule your jury service to a date up to four (4) months from the date on your summons.

To request a deferral of your service please complete you questionnaire online, through the eresponse website.  Upon completion of your questionnaire you will be returned to a home page where you have the option to defer your service.

Where do I find Instructions for Jury Service?

Reporting Instructions via telephone: Please call 810.221.8899 after 5:30 p.m. the evening before each appearance date on your summons.  You will need your juror number, your date of birth, and your zip code to log in to check your reporting status.  Select option #2 to obtain information in regards to your service, and option #2 again to hear your reporting status.

Reporting instructions via the internet: Please go online to the eresponse website if you would like to check your reporting status online

The panel letter is referenced when you call for reporting instructions or visit the reporting instructions web page.

The reporting time will be included on the telephone recording or indicated on the eresponse website.

If you are to report, we suggest you bring reading materials to pass the time while awaiting assignment to a courtroom.

Cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices may be brought into the courthouse, if you present your summons to the security staff assigned to the entrances.

The jury assembly area is equipped with WIFI/wireless internet.

Lunch Breaks: Jurors have at least one hour for lunch.

Vending machines are located in the jury management area. Jurors may bring in their own snacks if they desire. Complimentary coffee and tea are provided.

ADA Accommodations: Jurors who require an accommodation should contact the jury office by calling 810.257.3285 or by email jury@7thcircuitcourt.com.

Attire: Business casual is the minimum dress standard for jurors. Because temperatures vary in courtrooms and the assembly room, it is recommended to dress in layers.  Shorts and tank tops are not appropriate.

 Attendance: If you are directed to appear, jurors report to the Genesee County Courthouse, 900 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI, Jury Office, Second Floor, Suite 205 West.

Where Should I Park?

If you would like to receive a parking pass validation [free parking], you must park at the County Administration Building Ramp, 1101 Beach Street Flint, MI 48502 or other county locations to which you may be directed.

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What is the Compensation for Jury Service?

1st day of service: 4.5 hours or less: $12.50
1st day of service 4.5 hours or more $25.00
2nd day of service 4.5 hours or less $20.00
2nd day of service 4.5 hours or more $40.00
Round trip mileage compensated @.10 per mile.

What if I Fail to Appear for Jury Service?

A juror who is summoned and, willfully and without reasonable excuse, fails to appear for jury service may be found to be in contempt of court and subject to penalties provided by law.

If you failed to appear on the date summoned, contact the jury management office @810.257.3285 or by email jury@7thcircuitcourt.com and explain your situation.

Should Delays be Expected in Jury Service?

On occasion, jurors complain about an unexplained delay during jury selection or trial.

Often, a case may entail meetings or conferences between the attorneys or the attorneys and the judge. This would involve matters that the jury is not required to consider, but may be important to the case. These events may arise unexpectedly and cannot be planned for in advance.

In some instances, a case may be resolved without a trial. If this occurs, no jury is required. This is sometimes unpredictable and may negate the need for your services as a juror.

Your presence may have accelerated this result. Even without direct participation, you will have played a vital role in our legal system.

Please be aware of these issues as we try to make your jury service educational, efficient and designed to achieve a fair and just outcome for all.

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