Information for Jurors


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 Notice for Jurors

Under the Judicial Branch COVID-19 Phased Management Plan effective May 27, 2020, jury trials will not be scheduled or held before September 7, 2020.  If you were summonsed for jury selection before this date, you are not required to go. You may be re-summonsed for jury service at a later date when jury trials resume in your county.

Entry screening requirements and additional restrictions, including wearing a face shield, mask, or cloth face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times while in a courthouse, apply to all courthouse visitors and employees. A complete list of visitor restrictions may be found at the end of the COVID-19 Phased Management Plan.

Anyone with concerns about these requirements should call 207-753-2999 for assistance.

Please note that regular courthouse hours of 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. may differ at some locations to meet one or more of the Phased Management Plan’s requirements for re-opening. Check ahead to make sure the courthouse you plan to visit is open. A full list of all court house hours can be found 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

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