Justice Court – Juror Service

For the convenience of the jurors, a call- in service is in effect. The information and phone number is located on your juror summons.

Pursuant to the Constitution of the United States of America, it is your responsibility as a citizen to serve. It is a great privilege and honor to serve as a juror, but we are aware that this service may cause great inconvenience and even hardship. The service rendered is critical to our community since it sets the moral tone and standard by which we all must abide. We thank you for giving your time and energy in assisting us.

Please bring your juror information summons. All cell phones must be turned off upon entering the Courtroom and in the deliberating room.
LENGTH OF SERVICE

Jurors that are summoned are for one trial only. Village trials generally last from 1 to 2 days. However, in rare instances, trials may last up to a week or more.
POSTPONEMENT REQUESTS

If you are claiming an exemption or excusal, you must notify this court in writing at least 5 days before the date you are to appear. Effective January 1, 1996, there are no automatic or occupational exemptions from jury service.
Please include your juror summons along with documented evidence for your reason. If you are claiming a medical excuse, you MUST include a detailed doctor’s letter. If you are requesting an excuse due to travel, you MUST include a detailed travel / airline itinerary.

You will receive a 2 year credit ONLY IF YOU APPEAR and ARE READY TO SERVE. (Section 128.9 Uniform Rules, and 524-C Judiciary Law). You will NOT receive credit for appearing and requesting an exemption, excusal, or by bring children. The Court Clerk will issue proof of service letters only to qualified jurors.

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