I got a jury summons in the mail. What do I do?

First, don’t panic! Second, please take the time to read it! A common mistake many people make is simply not reading through the summons. Much time and preparation went into the design of our summons.

Some of your initial questions and concerns will be easily addressed through the information contained in the jury summons itself. It will explain briefly:

  • Contact phone numbers
  • Courthouse location and parking information
  • Dress code
  • How to handle mandatory disqualifications
  • Information about this website
  • What to do if you have a request to be excused
  • When and where to report
  • Your term of service

If after reading through the summons and/or our website and you still have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 614.525.3450. We will be glad to assist you in any way we can.

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1. What happens when I report for jury duty?
2. What if my employer requires me to turn in a statement that verifies my attendance to jury duty?
3. Do I have to respond to the jury summons?
4. What hours will I serve?
5. I've been called several times for jury duty and yet I know a lot of people who have never been called. Why?
6. I received a jury summons for the previous resident of my home. What should I do?
7. I got a jury summons for a deceased family member. What should I do?
8. What kinds of cases will I be involved in?
9. How did my name get selected for jury duty?
10. I meet the eligibility requirements for serving as a juror but am I really "qualified" to serve?
11. I got a jury summons in the mail. What do I do?
12. Can I volunteer for jury service or send someone in my place if I am unable serve?
13. Is it possible that I might report for jury duty but never get to sit on a jury?
14. I've heard that there's a lot of "hurry up and wait" involved with jury duty. What can I do while I'm waiting?
15. Will my family be able to contact me at the courthouse in the event of an emergency?
16. I got a jury summons for Franklin County and I no longer live in Franklin County. What do I do?