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If you have received a Questionnaire of Prospective Juror from the Superior Court, and would like to complete
it on-line at our new and improved website, please CLICK HERE
JURY SERVICE INFORMATION
Once you have submitted your online questionnaire, it will be sent to jury personnel for processing.Based on the responses you have
given, you will either be qualified or disqualified.
You do not need to do anything after you submit your questionnaire unless you are submitting documentation for
If you are selected for jury service, you will receive a Summons in the mail directing you when and where to
appear. This may not be right away;
it could be a few months before you are summoned.
Once you are summoned, you will need to appear as directed. When
you arrive, you will check in with the jury clerk and wait in the jury assembly
room until called into court. The
jury clerk will provide you with information and answer any questions you may
When you go into the courtroom, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your ability to serve as a
juror. Based on your responses, the
court may empanel you as a juror or excuse you.
Whether you serve on a jury panel or the Judge excuses you, your service is complete with us for two (2) years.
Occasionally, and sometimes often, trials do cancel or get postponed.
It is your responsibility as a summoned juror to keep yourself updated as
to the status of the trial.This can
be done by calling either one of the phone numbers on your summons or checking
this website.If you appear for a
trial that has cancelled or postponed, you will not be reimbursed for mileage
and you will be re-summoned in the future.
For more information on jury service, you may wish to visit these websites:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the court get my name for Jury Service?
The court receives a list of licensed drivers and identification card holders, over the age of 18, from the
Department of Motor Vehicles and a list of registered voters from Voter
Registration. The court uses this list to call prospective jurors for Jury
How much will I be paid for Jury Service? When will I get paid?
Currently, jurors receive $12.00 per day and are reimbursed for the mileage from their home at a rate of 44.5
cents per mile. Jury payroll is done every Friday.
How many times may I be called to serve on a jury?
As a juror, once you appear for a trial, regardless if you are chosen to serve on that panel, your jury service
is considered complete for two years in the Mohave County Court System.
How long will I have to serve as a juror?
The first step in Jury Service is the selection of jurors. This process usually takes less than one day. The
courts will call more people than necessary for the purpose of jury selection.
This is done to ensure that the courts have an adequate number of jurors to
choose from. If you are selected to serve as a juror the judge will let you know
how long he or she anticipates the trial to last. In the justice and municipal
courts, trials are usually completed in one day.
5. What is proper attire for
As a juror, you are an officer of the court; and should dress appropriately. Business
casual attire is
suggested. The temperature of the jury assembly room and courtrooms can be
unpredictable; you may want to bring a sweater or jacket. Shorts, miniskirts, tank tops,
halters, braless dresses or tops, graphic tee-shirts, rubber sandals and other
informal attire is not considered
appropriate in the courtroom setting. If you should appear wearing these or
other items deemed unsuitable for attending court, you may be required to return
home at your own expense to change into more suitable attire or your jury
service may be rescheduled to another date.
How may I be excused from Jury Service?
Persons who are scheduled to appear for jury service may postpone the date of their initial appearance
for jury service two times only. On timely request, postponement
shall be granted if all of the following apply:
1. The prospective juror has not been granted two prior postponements.
2. The prospective juror contacts the jury commissioner by telephone or
electronic mail or in writing to
request a postponement.
*Excuses are not generally granted on the basis of religious beliefs, moral beliefs, status as business
proprietor, professional status as doctor or lawyer, etc.; however, you may
request to be excused for ANY reason two times only. If you are requesting a permanent
excuse due to one of the above reasons, you will need to write a letter to the
Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.
If you are requesting a permanent excuse:
1) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for a medical or mental
health condition must provide the jury office with a written statement from a
licensed health care professional.
The statement must be in writing and shall contain a description and duration of
any mobility restrictions, the specific symptoms that make the prospective juror
mentally or physically unfit for jury service and their duration, the employment
status of the prospective juror and the printed name, signature, professional
license number if applicable, area of specialty and contact information of the
authorizing physician, registered nurse practitioner or professional caregiver. There is a medical form available (CLICK HERE),
or a handwritten note from the doctor on official letterhead is also accepted.
2) A juror seeking to be excused from jury
service for public interest would have to explain how their service would
substantially and materially affect the public interest or welfare in an adverse
3) A juror may be excused from jury service if they are not currently capable of
understanding the English language, and do not wish to have an interpreter
4) A juror seeking to be excused
from jury service for adult caregiver status must provide a statement from the
patient's physician. The statement
must confirm that that the patient requires care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year and must also designate the juror as the sole caregiver and
explain why alternate care cannot be provided for even one day.
A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for child caregiver status must provide
proof of dependency (birth certificates). If the child is school age the juror must explain why they would not be
available for jury service during school hours.
A juror does not qualify for the caregiver exemption if they are employed.
5) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for financial hardship must provide
documentation showing that by attending jury service, the juror would incur
costs that would have a substantial adverse impact on the payment of the
person's necessary daily living expenses or on those for whom the juror provides
regular employment or the principal means of support. The juror must show that by serving
on a jury for even one day would place them under the federal poverty guidelines
by providing supporting documentation such as federal and state income tax
6) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service due to employment as a law enforcement
officer must be currently certified by the Arizona peace officer standards and
training board (AZPOST) and currently employed as a peace officer in this state
or any political subdivision of this state. The employer of a peace officer shall not in any way influence the peace
officer to make or not to make an application to the court to be excused from
7) A prospective juror who is at
least seventy-five years of age may request to be excused temporarily or
8) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service due to being a student must provide
documentation showing they are registered full-time at a college or university. The juror must provide a copy of
their current class registration showing the number of units they are currently
enrolled in. Should the student
reside in Mohave County and be employed full-time during the day and enrolled as
a full-time night student, the juror will not be excused from service.
9) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service due to active military status must
provide documentation showing that they are currently enlisted, where they are
based and how long they are enlisted for. A family member can also provide this documentation in instances where
the juror is unable to be reached.
WARNING: Court personnel will not call you asking for any personal information, such as
your Social Security Number, Date of Birth or Drivers License information. Should you receive a call from
someone claiming to be from the Court asking for this information, please do not
give this information out over the phone.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Jury
Victims of a jury scam get an e-mail containing a fake subpoena ordering
recipients to testify before a grand jury, complete with seemingly genuine
details like your name, a case number and court seal. However, the e-mails contain
malware that can destroy a computer. Another version of a scam involves
a phone call in which the caller claims to be a jury coordinator and intimidates
victims into revealing personal information. Please retain personal information
as the Mohave County Jury Clerk will not be requesting this type of sensitive
data over a phone call.