Herkimer County Jury Information

Grand and Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please read the entire summons especially section C Review the reporting instructions below, or to hear recorded message, please call 1-315-619-3401.

 

These instructions are updated daily at 4:30 PM

Term Date:   December 23, 2020
 

Trial Jurors - Reporting Instructions for: --See below

 

                                                    Notice from the Commissioner of Jurors

 

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. 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 had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.  Please DO NOT appear for service. Please call  (315) 619-3402 Immediately if any of the above conditions apply to you.

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 ALL court personnel and ALL 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 provided for all court visitors

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 charges.

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

                                                          Thank you for your cooperation.

                          

                            *Sworn Jurors will not be able to travel outside NYS and must follow all quarantine guidelines                

NO JURORS ARE TO REPORT AT THIS TIME

On Call Standby Jurors Please Continue To Call Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday After 5 PM

Do Not Report Unless Instructed To Do So

Have  Happy Holidays!

New Grand Jury Term began October 19th, 2020.

** Wear a Mask at all times and bring a pen** 

Dates to appear are as follows (subject to change)

10/29,11/5,11/12,11/16,12/3 ,12/10, (12/16, 12/17,12/18 & 12/21 CANCELLED )

 Grand Jurors Please make sure your cell mailbox is not full, check email and websites for updates and changes as discussed on 11/16/20.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Check updated information @ www.nyjuror.gov (select Herkimer ) 

*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 had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or if you have returned from travel abroad or from a State covered by Executive Order 205 within the last 14 days, please DO NOT appear for service. Please call 315-619-3402 Immediately with questions or concerns*

   Sworn Jurors will not be able to travel to states on the NYS coronavirus travel advisory list

 Please follow all social distancing rules and call 315-619-3402 immediately with any concerns.

**Masks Need To Be Worn At All Times**

   Thank you for your cooperation.

The NYS Unified Court System would like to assure you that your health and safety remain a top priority 

Please feel free to email me with questions - cmbrown@nycourts.gov

 

Thank you for your commitment and your willingness to serve.

Christine M. Brown-Commissioner Of Jurors

**There are several jury scams going around.  If you receive a call from any one asking for money please call my office immediately.

Please click on the link below to report any suspicious jury related calls https://www.identitytheft.gov/  **

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 315-619-3402 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-619-3402 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.

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.  There are fast food and pizza restaurants on Main Street.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Free parking is allowed in the lot across from the courthouse, and additional parking is allowed behind M&T Bank on N Main St 

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

Herkimer County Office Building 5th floor

301 N. Washington Street

Herkimer NY 13350

Trial Jurors report to 5th Floor

Grand Jurors report to 5th Floor

Town/Village Jurors check your summons for

instructions and reporting address

 

Please make sure you call the reporting number

for reporting instructions.

Commissioner of Jurors

Christine M. Brown

Herkimer County Commissioner of Juror

301 N. Washington Street  Rm 551

Herkimer NY 13350

Phone: 315-619-3402 
Fax: 315-266-4614

Email the Commissioner:

herkimerjury@nycourts.gov

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