Albany County Jury Information

Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 518-285-8900. These instructions are updated daily after 5:00 PM 

Reporting instructions for the trial term commencing

Notice from the Commissioner of Jurors re: Coronavirus and Flu

In light of public health concerns arising over the coronavirus, please note the following:

  • Please do not appear at the courthouse. Your service has been suspended at this time. You will hear from us in the future with another date for service.

 

If you are a juror currently serving on a criminal trial, on a grand jury or on a civil trial where opening statements have been made:

  • You are required to appear to continue your service. 

 

Please, call or email your local Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 

 

Phone Number:  518-285-8900                                         Email:  Albanyjury@nycourts.gov

 

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 
Notice from the Commissioner of Jurors re: Coronavirus and Flu

   In light of public health concerns arising over the coronavirus, please note the following:

 

   If you have been summoned for jury duty or are serving on a jury and:

   (1)  You have been directed to self-monitor for the coronavirus by a medical authority or an employer; or

   (2)  You have been diagnosed with the coronavirus; or

   (3)  You have serious flu symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath),

  • Please do not appear at the courthouse for jury duty service. 

  • Please report your situation to the Commissioner of Jurors at the telephone number or email address listed below.  

  • Your service will be temporarily postponed until this health emergency has passed.

   Thank you for your cooperation.

   Telephone reporting:  (518) 285-8900                           E-mail reporting: Albanyjury@nycourts.gov

 

 

 

We never call and ask you for personal information.  NEVER give out personal information over the telephone.

 

General Information

Absence or Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call our office at 518-285-8900 after 8:30am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, please call 518-285-8900 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

 

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 5:00pm

Electronics: Cell phones and other electronic devices may be used in the jury assembly rooms and other waiting areas.  They must be turned off during jury selection and trial activity.  There is public WI-FI access available in the Albany County Judicial Center, 1st Floor - Jury Assembly Room and the Albany County Courthouse, 3rd Floor - Jury Assembly Room.

 

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break every day.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay or reimburse transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Discounted parking is offered at the Hilton Hotel garage (corner of Lodge Street and Pine Street, Albany). Please see Commissioner of Jurors' staff at your reporting location for more information.

 

Verification of Attendance: If an employer requires proof of service, verification of attendance is available in the Commissioner of Jurors office. 

You may be called to serve at the following

court locations:

Albany County Judicial Center

Albany County Courthouse

Albany City Court

Albany City Hall

Cohoes City Court

Watervliet City Court

Please Note: The reporting instructions will direct you where you must report and at what time.

Commissioner of Jurors

John A. Diamond

Albany County Judicial Center

6 Lodge Street, Room 107

Albany NY 12207

Phone: 518-285-8900

Fax: 518-285-8336

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 

                         8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Email the Commissioner:

albanyjury@nycourts.gov