JURY ADMINISTRATION

WHAT WE DO...

The Jury Administration function is responsible for ensuring that each court within Ingham County, has the proper number of qualified prospective jurors, as required by the individual courts. In addition to, or as a by-product of determining and securing qualified jurors, detailed records and correspondence are maintained within the office.

Public Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

What's New

Residents of the City of Lansing who reside in Eaton County are eligible for Jury Service in the 54A District Court in Lansing.

Residents of the City of East Lansing who reside in Clinton County are eligible for Jury Service in the 54B District Court in East Lansing.

Jury Administration/Selection

The Jury Board oversees jury selection activities and Jury Administration assists them. The staff mails and screens juror personal history questionnaires in accordance with the law and coordinates the draw and mailing of summons for all Ingham County courts. Jury Administration staff also acts as liaison with the public.

You Can Make a Difference
Without you, the jury system can not work. We know that jury service means rearranging schedules, canceling appointments, and oftentimes missing work. But if you were on trial, wouldn't you want someone like you to make the sacrifices necessary to be a part of your jury? Your public service as a juror protects our right to have a trial by an impartial jury.


General Questions about Jury Service.

How did we get your name?
We obtain names from the Secretary of State from their driver license and state ID lists. If the information you provide to these two sources is not identical you may receive two questionnaires.

What is the Difference between a Questionnaire and a Summons?
The Questionnaire is a screening document which is used to determine if prospective jurors are qualified to serve. Once received, the Questionnaire must be filled out and returned to Jury Administration within 10 days.

The Summons is an order from the Court to report for jury duty and must be honored. The date you are to report and instructions regarding reporting can be found on the Summons. Failure to report for jury duty as instructed on the Summons may result in fines, jail or both.

How much will I be paid for jury service?
The payment plan offers a four tier schedule of payment, and works as follows:

● The 1st day of service provides a payment of:
    $12.50 for a half day
    $25.00 for a full day

● Any subsequent day after provides a payment of:
    $20.00 for a half day
    $40.00 for a full day

● You will receive a mileage fee of .10 a mile round trip, calculated from each Ingham County City, at a set rate.

Contact Us:
Jury Administration
Phone: (517) 483-6422
Fax: (517) 483-6535
Email: Juryboard@ingham.org

Address:  Veterans Memorial Courthouse,
313 W. Kalamazoo Street,
Lansing, Michigan 48933

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