How does the court get my name for jury duty?
As a registered voter and resident of Hocking County, your name was randomly drawn via computer selection from the Hocking County Board of Elections.
Where is the court located? Where do I go? Is there free parking?
The court is on the first floor of the Hocking County courthouse. We are located on the corner of Main Street and Market Street in the City of Logan. The address is 1 E. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138.
Parking is free. Park on the street near the courthouse. The bailiff will issue a parking pass.
Enter through the front of the building, go straight back and down the steps. Right outside the double doors there is a sign in sheet. Sign in and sit down on the benches.
How should I dress?
Business casual is recommended. You will be doing a lot of sitting, so make sure you will be comfortable when you are selecting your attire.
How long is jury service? Are the trials always held on Fridays?
Jury service in our court, for the most part, lasts one day. We recommend you plan on being here from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you are not selected as a member of the jury panel, you will be excused by lunch time Friday.
Jury trials in the Hocking County Municipal Court are only held on Fridays, except in extraordinary circumstances.
Can I bring reading materials or work with me while I wait?
Yes, of course. You may be doing a bit of waiting, so please feel free to bring something to help you pass the time.
What do I do about lunch?
Jurors are welcome to bring their lunches if they choose, but this is not required, as you will be permitted to leave the building during the lunch hour.
Am I permitted to make phone calls?
A phone is available for local calls. Jurors may only use the phone during a break from trial. Your will be required to shut off your cell phone except during breaks. The judge will order you not to text or tweet during the trial.
Will I be paid for my jury service?
All jurors will be paid $20.00 for each day of service.
I would like a postponement. What do I need to do?
If you have a conflict with the date you have been assigned, you may contact Bill Simons or Michele Bell at (740) 385-2250.
I have already served on a jury trial within the past year, what do I do?
Once you have performed jury service, you cannot be called to serve again for at least one year.
Should you receive a summons from the Hocking County Municipal Court less than 12 months after your last scheduled jury service, please contact Bill Simons or Michele Bell at (740) 385-2250. You will be required to show proof of this service by submitting a copy of a certificate of jury service or a letter from that court showing the dates of your last service.
For all other inquiries, please feel free to contact Bill Simons or Michele Bell at (740) 385-2250.
Additional information is found in the Court’s local rules, section Roman number 5, Jury Management.
It is the goal of the Hocking County Municipal Court to make your jury experience as interesting and fulfilling as possible.