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If you have been selected as a prospective juror, you can call the Court on the date prior to the jury trial date after 4:30 p.m. You will hear a recorded message specifying whether your presence as a juror will be required. The number to call is (419) 698-7005. If you would like to check to see if you are required to report, CLICK HERE.
If you have been selected as a prospective juror, you will be required to report to the Oregon Municipal Court at 9:00 a.m. on the date of trial.
As a prospective and/or seated juror you must reside in the jurisdiction of this Court.
You will receive $10.00 for a half day of jury service and $20.00 for a full day of jury service. Typically, jury trials in Oregon Municipal Court last one day.
Please come dressed appropriately for juror service. The temperature in the courtroom may vary, so you may want to bring a sweater or jacket with you. You will be given a lunch break. You will be permitted to leave to get lunch at any of the local resturaunts in the City of Oregon.
Please do not bring children or anyone with you. You might spend some time waiting. You may bring reading material with you to help the time pass.
As a prospective and/or seated juror, you may not discuss this case with anyone until it is completely finished.
If you need proof that you have served as a prospective and/or seated juror for your employer, or for any other reason please go the Clerk's Office after you have been dismissed. A Deputy Clerk of Court will prepare documentation for you.
Eight jurors and one alternate juror in criminal/traffic trials and 8 jurors in civil trials will be selected as the panel of jurors. At the end of the trial, the alternate juror will be dismissed. The other jurors will be sequestered for deliberations.
The first job, after the jurors have been sequestered, is to select a foreperson to represent and speak for the rest of the jurors.
If you need any questions answered during the time you are sequestered, write the questions down, inform the Bailiff by knocking on the door. The bailiff will then refer your questions to the Judge. The Judge will relay the answers to you through the Bailiff in the same manner.
When the jurors have reached a verdict, the jury foreperson should knock on the door and let the Bailiff know they have reached their verdict.
The Jurors will then proceed back into the courtroom and the finding with be revealed on the Court's record. At that time the Judge will dispose of the case and all jurors will be dismissed.