Information for Jurors


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 Notice for Jurors

EFFECTIVE NOW: No jury selections, jury trials, or grand jury proceedings will be held during APRIL and MAY 2020. If you were summonsed for jury selection, you are not required to go. You may be re-summonsed at a later date.

You should only go to a courthouse if you are required to be there, or if you are seeking protection from abuse or harassment. Please note that courthouse hours are reduced throughout the state to help limit the community transmission of COVID-19.  See a full list of all court hours here.

If you have questions about whether you should go to a courthouse, please call 207-753-2999. For general inquiries concerning the Judicial Branch's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, contact info@courts.maine.gov.

Thank you for your service.

Welcome to the Maine Judicial Branch's informational home page for jurors. We hope you find the resources and information here useful and that your experience as a juror will be interesting and worthwhile.

Jury service has come a long way since it was known as "jury duty." We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised to learn of the innovations and accommodations which we have undertaken to minimize the inconvenience and expense which were ordinarily associated with jury duty.

Please review the informational pages. If you have any specific questions regarding your jury service, please telephone the Superior Court Clerk in the county where your jury service is to take place. If any unresolved questions remain, you may contact the Office of the Chief Justice of the Superior Court at (207) 822-4174. We look forward to working with you.

Important Warning: There are several jury-related scams targeting citizens. These scams can come as phone calls or emails. These scams may threaten fines or jail time to pressure citizens to provide personal information that could lead to identity theft and fraud. The Maine Judicial Branch does not initiate phone calls or e-mails to jurors. Please do not respond to these communications. You may telephone the clerk's office in your local court if you have any questions.

More information about jury service

Online notice of jury pool selection

Juror Status Notices - Notices for jury pool selection, when available. Jurors can also call the juror hotline indicated on their summons.

Access to juror Information

Useful links: