Jury Duty

Jury Summons
If you received a summons, then your name has been drawn in conformance with Michigan State statutes for a term of jury service as a juror in the 51st District Court. The Court realizes that serving on a jury may be inconvenient for some citizens. However, being a juror is a vital part of our justice system.

Your Value as a Juror

Thomas Jefferson once said, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” The jury system is the cornerstone of the American justice system and we hope you take pride in your role as a juror.

Serving on a jury is an important responsibility, but it can also be interesting. Although coming to the courthouse may be disruptive to your normal schedule and may cause hardships at home or work, the judges and staff of the 51st District Court hope you look forward to your jury service. We value your time and participation and we will do our best to minimize any inconvenience to you and your family and to make your experience informative and enjoyable.

Location & Parking

The courthouse is located on Civic Center Drive amongst the other Waterford Township offices. Civic Center Drive is located off of Crescent Lake Road between Hatchery Road and M-59.

Parking is available in front of the courthouse and in front of Town Hall, which is located next to the courthouse. Please view the Directions and Map (PDF) for general directions. If you need more specific directions, please contact the Court staff at 248-674-4655.

Monetary Compensation

You will receive some monetary compensation for your time spent at the courthouse. The rates are established by state law and start at $12.50 per half day. If employed, you may want to check with your employer about your company’s jury service and compensation policies.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, please call the Court’s Weather Emergency Hotline at 248-618-7480 for information regarding Court closings.

For More Information

Additionally, please feel free to contact the Court if you have any other questions or concerns about your jury service at 248-674-4655.