Jury Information

Columbia County


Grand Jury (Selected 11/4/2020)

Serving Grand Jurors Please report at 12/23/2020 9am to the Columbia County Courthouse


January 6th, 2021 Telephone Standby Grand Jury

Click to confirm your Jury Summons.

Confirm your jury summons by following the link above.

Session Information will be posted here

Tuesday's after 5pm for Wednesday's

during  the term.



Trial Jury

There is no trial jury at this time. 


And as always, please let us know if you have any questions.


Thank you!


Terri Johnston, Commissioner of Jurors

Columbia County Courthouse

401 Union Street

Hudson, NY 12534

EMAIL: ColumbiaJury@NYCourts.gov



When Reporting:

*Social Distancing measures are in effect. Each courtroom is cleaned before and after reporting juror panels.

*Jurors will appear in small groups of approximately 25 people. 

*Magnetometer/Temperature screening upon entering.

*Bring your summons with you. Complete and separate "Part H" as it will be collected upon arrival.

*Bring your own mask , pen, and water (due to safety guidelines there are no water fountains in the courthouse.)(Note: Vented masks are not permitted)

Please DO NOT appear at the Courthouse if:

•You are currently experiencing flu like symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath)

•You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

•You have been directed to quarantine/self-monitor for COVID-19 by a medical authority or employer

•You are the caregiver for/have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

What to Expect When You Appear:

  • Mandatory use of face masks

  • Health Screening upon entrance

  • Regular deep cleaning of Court facilities with enhanced cleaning of common areas

  • Limited numbers present in Courthouse at any time

  • Plexiglass barriers at various locations

  • Indicators (such as taping) to enforce social distancing

  • Hand sanitizer for all court visitors

  • Public Water Fountains will be unavailable

As such, please remember to:

  • Bring mask/face covering (Vented masks are not permitted)

  • Bring pen for personal use

  • Bring books/magazines/electronic devices, if needed

  • Bring water if needed (no glass) and snack/food, if needed

  • Public Water Fountains will be unavailable**​


Thank you for your cooperation and please stay safe.

(For any questions or concerns, please contact us at ColumbiaJury@nycourts.gov)

General Information


Absence of Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call at 518-267-3160 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report. You can also email columbiajury@nycourts.gov. On jury selection days, we are not able to answer the phones. Please be patient. We will return your call or email.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 518-267-3160 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm., with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  .  You cannot enter the building before 9:00 am.

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.  There is public access WIFI in the County courthouse. 

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

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Reporting jurors are discouraged from parking at parking meters as court schedules may not permit you to replenish the meter.

Security: Court Officers are stationed throughout the court.  Members of the public must pass through a magnetometer to enter.  Please arrive early and allow extra time for this process.

Commissioner of Jurors

Terri Johnston

Columbia County Commissioner of Jurors

401 Union Street

Hudson NY 12534

Phone: 518-267-3160

Fax: 212-618-7995

Email the Commissioner:



Submit Your Qualification Questionnaire

Postpone Your Jury Service  (Trial Jurors only)

postponement requests must be made within 10 days after receiving your summons

Information for Employers

Trial Juror's Handbook

Grand Juror's Handbook

Citizenship Questions

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