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Jury

Welcome to the Jury Commission web page for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. This web site has been created for use by prospective jurors, their employers, and the general public to find out about jury service in our court.

If you are accessing this web site because you have received a jury summons, we sincerely hope that your stay with us will provide you with an enjoyable, interesting, educational, and meaningful experience regarding the law, the courts, and our system of justice. Your service as a juror in our court is crucial to our legal system. Simply put, we cannot function without you! There is no more valuable work that a citizen can perform during peacetime than that of the full and honest discharge of jury duty.

We're sure that you have many questions regarding your jury duty. On your first day of service you will receive an in depth orientation which will address many of these issues. In the meantime, this web site has been created to address many pre-service concerns and also to give you an idea of what jury service is like in the Common Pleas Court.

In case of inclement weather, please call 614-525-8902 to obtain information related to a delay and/or closing for the Court.

If you do not find the answers to your questions here or if you wish to speak with a Jury Manager personally, please contact:

Gretchen Roberts/Jane Hayes
Jury Managers
Common Pleas Court Jury Commission
345 South High Street, Suite 1502
Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-525-3450
Fax 614-525-2449
E-mail: Jury_Commission@fccourts.org

"The American system of trial by jury is unique. No other nation relies so
heavily on ordinary citizens to make its most important
decisions about law, business practice, and personal liberty - even death.
Ideally, Americans take their participation seriously
lest they someday stand before their peers seeking justice."

-Stephen J. Adler, journalist and author



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