Can I get excused from serving on a jury?
Jury service is a civic duty that every eligible adult has. If you have a genuine scheduling conflict, such as a planned vacation, you have the ability to postpone jury service to a more convenient time. If necessary, you may submit a request to be excused in writing for the Court’s consideration. Please call the Court at (248) 674-4655 and ask for the Jury Clerk or send an email to for further information about a request to be excused and the deadline to submit your request. Please be prepared to provide documentation, such as a doctor’s note or airline tickets, in support of your request to be excused. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified of whether you are excused for that particular trial and, if so, of the rescheduled trial date.

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1. How was my name selected?
2. What are the eligibility requirements to serve as a juror?
3. Is jury duty mandatory?
4. Can I get excused from serving on a jury?
5. How much and when will I be paid for my jury service?
6. What if I have already served in the past year?
7. What time do I have to report?
8. What if I need special accommodations?
9. Where do I park?
10. What kind of trial will I hear and how long will the trial take?
11. Why do I have to wait around to serve as a juror?
12. Is there a consequence for my refusal to serve?
13. Is there a dress code?
14. Can I bring my cell phone, pager, camera, computer or food with me?
15. What happens when I get there? How long will I be there?
16. Am I able to have a cigarette break?
17. What about inclement weather conditions?
18. What happens after the verdict?
19. While serving as a juror, how can my family notify me of an emergency?