Greene County Jury Information

 

Jurors that are currently serving on the July 23, 2020 Grand jury will continue their service and report as instructed by the District Attorneys Office.     

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The NYS Unified Court System would like to assure you that your health and safety remain a top priority for us as we resume essential court operations, including jury service.

What to Expect When You Appear:

  • Regular deep cleaning of court facilities with enhanced cleaning of commonly used areas

  • Limited people in courthouse

  • Mandatory use of face masks by court personnel and court visitors

    • Please bring your own mask/face covering

  • Plexiglass barriers may be present at various locations (i.e. magnetometers, x-ray machines, assembly room desks)

  • Indicators, like blue tape, may be present in public areas to ensure physical distance of at least 6 feet (to meet social distancing standards)

  • Hand sanitizer for all court visitors

  • Everyone entering our courthouse will have their temperature taken

Please note the following:  

  • Commissioner of Jurors will continue to provide jurors with public wi-fi.

  • Bring your own pen/pencil and take it with you when you leave.

  • Bring your own books/magazines/electronic devices and chargers.

  • Jurors may bring their own resealable beverage and snack or food that does not require refrigeration.

  • If you are currently experiencing flu like symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, were recently directed to quarantine or have been the caretaker for/have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please DO NOT appear at the courthouse.  Please contact us to immediately reschedule your service at the number or email below.  Please leave a detailed message if you do call with your phone number if you get the voicemail.

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

 

Phone Number:    (518) 625-3190                                         Email:  Greenejury@nycourts.gov

 

QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETION:

 

Qualification questionnaires should be completed and return within ten business days of receipt.  Complete your questionnaire online at www.nyjuror.gov or by phone by calling 866-648-4880 or mail your completed questionnaire in the return envelope provided.

 

If you fail to return your questionnaire by the above requested time, you will receive additional notices, including a subpoena to appear.

Thank you for your cooperation

 

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY:

 

If you are not a citizen, do not use the online or telephone service.  Complete the questionnaire and return it by regular mail, along with a copy of your Alien Registration, Green Card, Work Permit, Passport or Visa showing your name and picture. 

 

If you are no longer a resident of Greene county, please do not use the online or telephone service for this matter. Complete your questionnaire or summons; make a note on your summons or questionnaire where it indicates “address change”. Please return this to our office, along with one of the following documents: a current tax return (with amounts deleted), voter registration card, a deed, a lease, a mortgage statement, driver’s license or utility bill.

SUMMONSES:

 

Please look at section C of your summons for reporting instructions – this will tell you which court location to report to and when or possibly to call in for a specific time based on your Juror sequence number.

If you are being summoned for a specific day for a Grand Jury you will need to be available for that day and the following business day as well.  If you are not available for both days you must call the court for assistance.

 

 

POSTPONEMENTS: 

 

If you wish to postpone your service, you must make your request more than 5 days before the date on your summons.  You may apply for an automatic first postponement by calling

800-449-2819 or visiting www.nyjuror.gov.  Please have your juror index # available.

 

Please be aware, you will not receive any paperwork with confirmation of your postponement until the summons is mailed.  Please do not reach out to the jury office unless you need to change your postponement date. You will receive a summons 2-3 weeks prior to your date of service.

 

If you previously postponed or were absent, a second request for a postponement may require documentation supporting the reason for your request. 

 

If you are no longer a resident of Greene county, make note on your summons where address change is indicated and return it along with copies of two of the following documents: a current tax return (with amounts deleted), voter registration card, a deed, a lease, a mortgage statement, driver’s license or utility bill. 

 

If you are not a citizen, return the summons to the Commissioner of Jurors office along with a copy of your Alien Registration, Green Card, Work Permit, Passport or Visa showing name and picture. 

 

 GRAND JURY:

 

If you wish to postpone your service, you must make your request more than 3 days before the date on your summons.  You may apply for an automatic first postponement by calling  800-449-2819 or visiting www.nyjuror.gov

 

If you previously postponed or were absent, a second request for postponement may require you to provide documentation supporting the reason for your request. 

 

 MEDICAL CONDITION/CARE GIVER (does not apply to COVID 19 or possible exposure to COVID 19) :

 

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from serving, please mail your completed questionnaire or summons along with a letter from your healthcare provider stating your condition and why it prevents you from serving as a juror.  If you are employed and claiming a medical excuse, your health care provider’s statement must explain why you are able to work, but not serve as a juror.  In addition, include a letter from your employer, on company letterhead, stating any special accommodations that might be provided for you due to your condition.  All documentation will be reviewed, and you will be granted either an excuse or a postponement.  You will not receive confirmation unless it was submitted by email.

 

If you are the caregiver of a minor child and are asking to be excused, please mail or email a copy of the child’s birth certificate with your completed original summons or questionnaire.  If you are employed, you must submit a letter on your company’s letter head stating the hours and days of your employment.  Please note: paid care-givers are not eligible to be excused. All documentation will be reviewed, and you will be granted either an excuse or a postponement.  You will not receive confirmation unless you contact us my email.

 

If you are a caregiver to another, please mail or email a letter from the person’s healthcare provider stating the person’s age, relationship to you, and the medical condition requiring you to serve as a caregiver. If you are employed and claiming a caregiver excuse, the health care provider’s statement must explain why you are able to work, but unable to serve as a juror.

 

 

JURY PAYROLL:

 

The jury fee is $40 per day. If you are employed, your employer is obligated to pay you at least $40 per day for the first three days of your jury service, if there are more than 10 employees within the company.  Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for payment to be issued to you.  To report a lost check or non-payment for jury service please contact the Commissioner of Jurors office.

 

 

           

If  you are currently serving on the July 23, 2020 Grand Jury please continue to follow the instructions of the 

Greene County District Attorneys office.

If you received a summons for jury service starting on December 3, 2020, please do not appear at the courthouse for jury service at this time. This Grand jury selection date has been put on hold and may be moved to a future date therefore you must remain on standby each week until released from standby service.  Please call (518)625-3190 after 5pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 for updated reporting instructions or check this site for updated information after 5pm on December 23, 2020 as you may be required to report at a later date.  Please call our office or email greenejury@nycourts.gov if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you all for your cooperation.

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

General Information

Absence of Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call at 518-625-3190 after 9:00 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 518-625-3190.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm., with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 4:30 pm.

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.  There is 

free parking in the lot directly across the street from the Courthouse.  If you wish to park on the street there are meters that only take quarters.  There are wheelchair spaces in the metered parking area on the street in front of the Courthouse and also in the front of the free parking available across the street.

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.

Court Locations

Greene County Courthouse

320 Main Street

Catskill NY 12424

Trial Jurors report to Supreme Court, Third Floor

Grand Jurors report to Supreme Court, Third Floor

Town/Village Jurors check your summons for instructions and reporting address

Commissioner of Jurors

Marilyn Farrell

Greene County Commissioner of Juror

Phone: 518-625-3190

Fax: 518-625-3123

 

Email the Commissioner:

greenejury@nycourts.gov

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