Wayne County's Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan is changing its juror notification from a two-step to a one-step process this month.
The new document sent to potential jurors will be a combination questionnaire and summons. The new One-Step Form will include:
- A questionnaire that must be completed either online at www.3rdcc.org or using the traditional return mail process, and
- A summons to appear on a specific date.
Jurors who fail to answer the questionnaire or appear on the scheduled day are subject to penalties including fines or even imprisonment.
“Our most important piece of advice for Wayne County residents who receive the new one-step jury duty form is not to throw it out in the trash like they may have done with the old questionnaire,” said Ronald R. Ruffin, Executive Court Administrator, Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan. “A summons is an order from the Chief Judge to appear for jury service, and throwing it out could mean a court hearing, a fine and even jail.”
The Third Circuit of Wayne County will switch over to the new One-Step Form in late September and will use the new system for all juror summonses from that point forward.
For more information visit www.3rdcc.org.