Jury Administration

The Supreme Court has issued statewide COVID guidelines that significantly restrict our ability to conduct jury trials in Ingham County.  Due to these metrics and the current health data for Ingham County, all jury trials for the 30th Circuit Court, Ingham County Probate Court and Ingham County District Courts (54A, 54B and 55th) scheduled through January 29, 2021 are cancelled.  Those who have received a summons for service should still complete and send in their juror questionnaires.

Following the guidance of the Michigan Supreme Court and local health authorities, the 30th Circuit Court is implementing the following safety measures to provide for social distancing and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Chief Judge Richard Garcia Address to Jurors

Example of letter sent to all individuals selected for jury service

Covid-19 questions used to screen all individuals entering the courthouse
All jurors summoned must follow the instructions on the jury summons.  All jurors must still complete their questionnaires as required within 10 days.  Additionally, current information regarding modified operations addressing Covid concerns, your safety and protection will be sent via email and is available on this website. Please check back periodically for updates.  

 
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.

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.

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.

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.