Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-315-376-5348.

 

These instructions are updated daily after 5:00 PM 

 

Term Date:  January 7, 2020 through April 6, 2020    

                             REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW: 

GRAND JUROR MESSAGE BELOW:

GRAND JUROR MESSAGE:  

 

           This Message is intended for those Grand Jurors who are scheduled to return on TUESDAY, MARCH 31st, 2020, for your Grand Jury Session.           

               Please note that you DO NOT NEED TO APPEAR  for your Grand Jury Session on TUESDAY, MARCH 31st.   You are currently empaneled until April 6, 2020.  In the event that we need to reach you regarding your Grand Jury Service, we will reach out to you by telephone and/or mail.      

     

              If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our office at 315-376-5317.

     Thank you. 

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

NOTICE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF JURORS RE:  CORONAVIRIUS AND FLU

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

     If you have been summoned for jury duty beginning on March 16th and continuing until further notice:

       *   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.

              Telephone reporting: (315) 376-5317              E-mail reporting:  lewisjury@nycourts.gov

                  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

General Information

Absence of Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call at 315-376-5317 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.  

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-376-5317 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.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 4:00 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.  There are also computer work stations in Law Library Research Room.  PLEASE NOTE:  For Grand Jurors, cell phones will be collected at the time of sign-in. If you do not wish to surrender your cell phones at sign-in, please leave them securely in your vehicle or at home.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  There are various eating establishments within a two block vicinity, as well as, McDonald's and Arby's approximately 1.5 miles from the courthouse.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Parking is available behind the Lowville Fire Hall, next to the Village Park Area.

Verification of Attendance: Jurors are required to sign in each day that they are present at the Courtroom.  An attendance certificate is printed on your summons and may be presented to the Commissioner of Juror's Office for certification as needed.

 

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.

What to Bring to Court: Please be certain to completely fill out your Summons, sign it, and bring it with you to court, as well as, a pen or pencil.

Court Locations

Lewis County Courthouse

7660 N. State Courthouse

Lowville NY 13367

Trial Jurors report to 3rd Floor Courtroom.

Grand Jurors report to 2nd Floor Courtroom and follow the instructions on your summons.

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Ann Marie Hill

Lewis County Commissioner of Jurors

Lewis County Courthouse

7660 N. State Street - Room 201

Lowville NY 13367

 

Telephone: 315-376-5317

Fax:  315-671-6094

Email the Commissioner:

lewisjury@nycourts.gov

Help

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