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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 is a cafe located in the downtown Phoenix complex and several eating establishments within easy walking distance. 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 top
Attire: The dress code for jury duty is business casual.

Uniforms are not permitted. Uniforms include, but are not limited to; firefighters, military, security or Department of Corrections, nursing scrubs, EMT, and other easily recognized 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, 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.
    Selected Jurors:
  • 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. return to top Returning from the Courts: 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. return to top
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