Court Locations and Parking Information:
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For information about bus routes contact Valley Metro Transit information at (602) 253-5000, or click here for the
Valley Metro Website.
Juror hours are 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. unless otherwise informed by court
personnel. Please plan to stay the entire day! We suggest you bring reading
materials or small projects to pass the time while awaiting assignment to
a courtroom. Lunch Breaks:
Jurors have at least one hour for lunch. There is a cafe located in the
downtown Phoenix complex and several eating establishments within easy walking
distance. There is a cafeteria located in the Southeast facility as well.
Jurors may also bring a lunch. Breaks are announced throughout the day. Facilities:
All restrooms in the Superior Court complexes are accessible to physically
challenged jurors. Pay phones are available nearby. Physically challenged jurors in wheelchairs
may use the ramps located at all court entrances. The courthouse is a nonsmoking
environment. ATM machines are available in the Phoenix and Southeast facilities.
Also, the downtown Jury Assembly Room is now equipped with WIFI/wireless Internet access.
We have handouts at the counter indicating the unsecured network and log-in information.
We hope this addition helps make your jury service experience with us even more positive.
In the Downtown and Southeast Superior Court locations, jurors can expect
to find food, snack, and drink vending machines, and other various food venues.
return to topAttire:
Because temperatures vary in courtrooms and the assembly room, shorts
and tank tops are not appropriate. It is recommended to dress in layers. Attendance:
Jurors are to report to the Jury Assembly Room with their summons or
deferral card. Once selected, jurors go directly to the courtroom. Failure to Appear:
A juror who is summoned and who willfully and without reasonable excuse
fails to appear for jury service may be found by the court to be in contempt
and subject to penalties provided by law. If you failed to appear on the
date summoned, write to the Jury Office explaining the situation and include
your Jury ID number. The address is 175 W. Madison St., Phoenix 85003.
You should receive a response within two weeks of receipt. Emergencies:
First Day Jurors:
In case of a family emergency, all jurors
at any location can be reached via the Jury Assembly Room. Call 602-506-5879
and press 0 for an operator.
Contact the judge's staff if an emergency
occurs and you cannot return to the court. All judges' office phone
numbers are listed in the government pages of the telephone directory.
Delays in Jury Selection or Trial:
The most common complaint of jurors is the unexplained time apparently
wasted during jury selection and trials. What might appear to be a waste
of time to you is actually time being used by the judge and attorneys working
on matters that must be done outside the presence of the jury. These events
often arise unexpectedly and cannot be planned for in advance. A case may
settle just before a trial was to start which eliminates the need for a
jury to be assigned. This is unpredictable and unfortunately may negate
the need for your services that day as a juror. Your presence may have accelerated
this result and without your knowledge, you will have played a vital role
in our legal system. Please be aware of these issues and bear with us as
we all work to accomplish our goal of achieving justice for all.
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Once dismissed from a courtroom, you will be instructed to return to
the Jury Assembly Room. Returning jurors should check in at the counter
and inform staff that you have been released by the court. At this point,
you may be reassigned to another court. If there are no other trials that
need jurors that day, you will be given your verification form to show your
employer and then released from service. Reimbursement for Mileage:
Jurors appearing for service and released the first day, not selected
for trial, are paid for mileage only. Jurors who have been selected will
receive $12.00 per day plus mileage. Mileage is calculated from the middle
of your home zip code to the court house. The rate, which is currently 44.5
cents per mile, is set by the legislature of the State of Arizona. Further Information:
Read your jury questionnaire and summons carefully. If you have any questions,
call the Jury Office at 602-506-5879 between the hours of 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. We have installed an
automated telephone system that will answer many of your questions. The automated system will
also connect you to a staff person during normal business hours if you have
any additional questions. This automated system is available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
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