Monroe County Jury Information

 

Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below.

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Reporting Instructions for  Monday, December 16, 2019

 

FOR JURORS OF THE DECEMBER 12, 2019 JURY TERM:

Juror #'s B101 -  B200  Please check this message Monday evening after 5:30 p.m. for additional instructions as you are not required to report Monday.

FOR JURORS OF THE DECEMBER 16, 2019 JURY TERM:

Juror #'s A1 - A400 You are required to report Monday morning to the Hall of Justice. Plan your trip so you arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.. After security screening, go directly to the Central Jury Room on the first floor. Do not sit in the Main Lobby. Items such as glass bottles, metal utensils or tools are not allowed into the building. Please be on time so the orientation can start as scheduled. Bring your entire summons and complete section H on the back as it will be collected at check in. Do not report to request an excuse or postponement. Instead, call our office after 9:30 a.m..

Juror #'s A401 - A550 Please check this message promptly at 12:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon for additional instructions. If employed, advise your employer that you may be required to report within one hour of checking this message on Monday afternoon.

Juror #'s A551 - A1100  Please check this message Monday evening after 5:30 p.m. for additional instructions as you are not required to report Monday.

 

General Information

Absence in case of Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call our office at 585-371-3833 after 9:30 a.m. on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 585-371-3833 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Deaf jurors are asked to contact us as soon as practical to make arrangements for ASL interpreting.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 5:00 p.m..

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 Hall of Justice. 

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday. The Hall of Justice has a Food Stand which sell sandwiches, salads, prepackaged foods and beverages. Jurors can bring their own food, we have a refrigerator and microwave. Do not bring any meal utensils or glass bottles as they are considered to be potential weapons.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations. Check the link below to downtown Rochester for a parking map. Plan your trip accordingly to allow time to find parking and arrive on time.  There is a wide variety of choices with different costs and distances from the Hall of Justice. 
See
City of Rochester's Parking.

Security: Court Officers are stationed throughout the court. Members of the public must pass through a magnetometer to enter.  Please allow thirty minutes for security screening.  Do not bring items that are potential weapons such as glass bottles, metal forks, knitting needles, pocket knives, scissors or any other metal utensil or tool. 

Jury Pay: Please check with your employer as soon as you receive the summons. We will collect the information when you check-in on your first day of service.

Court Locations

Monroe County Hall of Justice

99 Exchange Blvd

Trial Jurors Report to the Central Jury Room

Grand Jurors follow instructions on your summons

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Charles G. Perreaud

To contact the Jury Office

Phone: 585-371-3833  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Email:MONROEJURYOFFICE@nycourts.gov

Fax: 585-371-3850

Regular Mail:

Monroe Jury Office

29 Hall of Justice

Rochester NY 14614