How long do trials last? How many days will I be called to serve?

You will be assigned a two-week term of service.  The judges try to seat their juries by noon; therefore, if you are not seated on a case you are normally released by noon.  This does vary.  If you are chosen as a juror, you should plan to be at the courthouse until 5:00 p.m.   The average trial length is one day in District Court and three days in Circuit Court.  The judge will inform you of the expected length of the case during jury selection.  On average, a panel will serve on one to two trials per term.

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1. How did we get your name?
2. What if I've moved out of the County?
3. What if I'm over 70 years old?
4. What if I have changed my name and/or address within Van Buren County?
5. What if the recipient is away at college?
6. I am concerned about a medical problem or disability (personal or caregiver) interfering with my ability to serve as a juror. What should I do?
7. My job is too demanding and I do not have time to serve on a jury. Do I still have to serve?
8. What should I wear and what should I bring if I am called to serve?
9. How long do trials last? How many days will I be called to serve?
10. Are there breaks during the day in court?
11. I do not have a car or transportation. Do I still have to serve as a juror?
12. How much are jurors paid?