Jury Service in Federal Court
The justice system could not function without the participation of those called for jury duty. It is our honor to serve you as you work to ensure fair and impartial decisions. This page covers information for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
You can find addresses for each of our courthouses by clicking Court Info above. Our FAQ section goes into more detail regarding serving in the District Court. In addition, the Judiciary provides handbooks for serving on petit and grand juries. Please note that Local Rule 83-14 limits the use of wireless devices in the courtroom.
Juror Employment Protection Statute
You are protected by federal statute (28 U.S.C. § 1875) from being discharged, intimidated, or coerced by your employer because of your jury service. An employer violating this statute is subject to: Liability damages to the employee; an injunction prohibiting further such violations and providing appropriate relief, including reinstating the employee; a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each violation on each employee; and an order to perform community service. A juror claiming his or her employer violated his or her employment protection rights may apply for appointment of counsel to bring such a claim. Upon finding probable merit in such a claim, the Court may appoint counsel to represent the juror under 28 U.S.C. § 1875(d).
Received a Jury Questionnaire or Summons?
You can save time by completing your juror qualification questionnaire or juror summons response form online by using the eJuror Jury Management System.
We the People - The Honor of Jury Service
Please be aware: If you have received a phone call or email regarding your jury duty, do NOT give out any personal information even if asked - our Court will not ask you to provide such information either by phone or email. Please contact our Jury Department (503-326-8100) if you have questions or concerns. More information about identity theft scams and malware emails is available here.
Jury Service in State Court
Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. Most legal disputes are adjudicated in courts operated by the state in which the dispute arose. In Oregon, the state trial courts are called circuit courts for the county in which they reside.
If you were called to serve for jury duty by a Circuit Court of a county within Oregon, you will need to visit the Oregon Judicial Department's website for more information.
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