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General Information

Court Locations and Parking Information: Click here for Locations and Parking Alternative Transportation Options: For information about bus routes contact Valley Metro Transit information at
(602) 253-5000, or click here for the Valley Metro Website.
Juror Hours: 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 are many eating establishments within easy walking distance of the downtown Phoenix complex. Jurors may also bring a lunch. If you do bring a lunch, please be aware that microwaves are available but you will not have access to a fridge.

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.

The downtown Phoenix Jury Assembly Room is equipped with WiFi access. Handouts are available at the front desk indicating the unsecured network and log-in information. We hope this 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.

A Mother's Room is also available for lactating mothers at the Downtown Superior Court location. return to top
Attire: The dress code for jury duty is business casual; shorts and tank tops are not appropriate.

Uniforms are not permitted. Uniforms include, but are not limited to: peace officers, firefighters, military, security, Department of Corrections, nursing scrubs, EMTs, or any other easily recognized uniform. This also includes dress down versions of uniforms. If you report to the Jury Assembly Room wearing a uniform you will be asked to change or you will be asked to leave and you will receive a new date to appear for jury duty.

Because temperatures vary in courtrooms and the assembly room, 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. Delays in Jury Selection or Trial: The most common complaint of jurors is the unexplained time seemingly 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 possibilities and bear with us as we all work to accomplish our goal of achieving justice for all. return to top Returning from the Courts: Once dismissed from a courtroom, you may be instructed to return to the Jury Assembly Room. In this situation, returning jurors should check in at the front desk and inform staff that you have been released by the court. At this point, you may be assigned to another court. If there are no other trials that need jurors that day, you will be given your proof of service and released. 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, please call the Jury Office at 602-506-5879. An automated telephone system that will answer many of your questions is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Jury staff are also available to answer your calls during the business hours of 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. return to top
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