65th District Court Jury Duty

If you are selected for jury service in the 65B District Court, your term of service will be for a period of one month. District Court jury trials are normally scheduled for Wednesdays and/or Thursdays at 8:30 am or at 1:00 pm.. Although it seldom happens, upon occasion we may need to set a jury trial on Monday, Tuesday or Friday.

You will be required to appear one day in the month prior to your service month for jury selection. This jury selection process normally is completed by noon. Please check in at the counter upon arrival at the court to ensure you are in the proper court. You may want to bring your personal calendar with you to make notes or advise the Court of any potential conflicts you may have during this term.

Failure to report on this date may result in Contempt of Court.

Please call for a recorded message at 989-875-5240 after 5:00 pm on the day before your scheduled appearance to be advised if your attendance is still required.

This system of jury selection has proven to be the most efficient for all involved:  you, the defendant, and the court. By the end of this selection, you will know exactly when you are required to return to sit as a juror for any trials scheduled during your term.

The cornerstone of our legal system is the right to trial by jury, and if we, as citizens, are to preserve that right, we have a duty to serve on a jury. Moreover, a person is entitled to an able and competent jury-- not just a group of people who have nothing better to do and who find it convenient to serve. A juror may be excused from serving on a particular day for a compelling reason by contacting the District Court Clerk at 989-875-5240.

We are sure you will find serving on a jury an educational and enlightening experience.