HOW LONG DO TRIALS LAST? HOW LONG WILL I BE THERE?
The judges try to seat their juries in the morning, therefore, if you are not seated on a case you are normally released in early afternoon. If you are a juror on a particular trial, you should plan on being at the courthouse until about 5:00 p.m. The average trial length is one day in District Court, one day in Probate Court and three days in Circuit Court. Occasionally a case will last longer. The judge will inform you of the expected length of the case during jury selection. If you are sworn as a juror for a trial, your service as a juror is concluded at the end of the trial.
HOW DO JURORS GET CHOOSEN FOR JURY DUTY?
Your term of service as a juror is two weeks. It is highly unlikely that you will be asked to report for service each day due to the number of jurors summoned for service.
WHAT IF MY GROUP IS NEVER CALLED IN DURING THE TWO-WEEK SERVICE TERM?
You do not have to report and your term of service is over.