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Last Chance for Jurors Who Failed to Appear

Jan 30, 2017
The Third Circuit Court is offering jurors who failed to appear in 2016 one last chance to rectify that situation before Chief Judge Colombo issues an order to show cause for failing to appear for jury duty.

For Immediate Release


Contact: Robert J. Colombo, Jr., Chief Judge
Zenell B. Brown, Executive Court Administrator
(313) 224-2236
   
CORRECTED:  January 30, 2017
   
Subject:  Last Chance for Jurors Who Failed to Appear

The Third Circuit Court is offering jurors who failed to appear in 2016 one last chance to rectify that situation before Chief Judge Colombo issues an order to show cause for failing to appear for jury duty.

In 2016, the Court required 62,388 jurors to appear for jury service, and 22,255 jurors failed to report. During the month of February, these jurors may contact the Jury Services Department at (313) 224-5254 or (313) 224-5650 to schedule a new date to appear and avoid the risk of receiving a show cause order and being fined or jailed.

“Jury service is the purest form of government because jurors are not subject to political considerations or contributions, but rather decide the case based upon the evidence. Jurors represent the thinking of the community. It is a service that should command the pride and pleasure of every citizen and should not be avoided." Chief Judge Robert J. Colombo, Jr.

Jurors who have failed to appear should call the Court today and request to participate in the Last Chance Jury Service Process.

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