|COMMON PLEAS COURT I|
|JUDGE CHRISTOPHER J. COLLIER|
WELCOME TO JURY DUTY!
|We have put together this
information for our prospective jurors. We hope this will answer any
questions you may have concerning your jury service. If you have
additional questions, feel free to contact Terry George
, the court bailiff. She will be glad to talk to you.
There are 156,000 Medina County residents. Of this number approximately, 120,000 are jury eligible. These 120,000 prospective jurors are randomly selected from the database of registered voters. Each year, approximately 10,000 of the eligible people are selected to serve as jurors in Medina County. This means each year you have a one in ten chance to be selected as a juror. These 10,000 prospective jurors are divided among four Courts: Here, in Medina County Common Pleas Court Courtroom #1, with Judge Collier, as well as in Courtroom #2, with Judge Kimbler; in Medina Municipal Court, with Judge Chase and in Wadsworth Municipal Court, with Judge McIlvaine.
Parking is available behind the courthouse. Surface parking and a parking deck are both available. There is no charge for parking,
After you park, enter the Courthouse through the rear entrance and proceed to the Clerk of Courtís Office on the first floor. You must check in with the Clerk of Courtís Office before your jury service. From the clerkís office, go to the second floor and have a seat in the rear of Courtroom Number 1. The bailiff will be out shortly to give you instructions.
A new jury is selected for each week of the month. Some trials can be completed in a single day. Other trials last longer. Generally, you will not be required to serve beyond the week that you are scheduled. However, on rare occasions, a trial may last longer than one week. If this is the case, the court will advise you on your first day of jury service so that you may make arrangements at home or at work. The juror questionnaire requests that you call the following number Friday, prior to your service the next week, to be assured that we will need you to appear on Monday:
The Court is generally in session from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break around noon. Once the jury begins to deliberate you could be here late that night depending on status of your deliberations.
You may obtain an affidavit form from the Clerk of Courtís office at the conclusion of each dayís service. You will receive $20.00 per day for each day you serve as a juror. The Clerk of Courtís office will send a check to you about one month after your jury duty is completed.
Jury service is a one of the most important civic responsibilities a citizen can perform. We understand that each juror makes a sacrifice by serving as a juror. The reward you receive from this service to your community will far outweigh any sacrifice you make. The quality of justice in Medina County depends on you.
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