Jury Duty

Service Information

The Office of Jury Administration is responsible for providing a qualified pool of jurors to ensure the right of all citizens to a trial by an impartial jury.  

Jury service is a serious, meaningful and important responsibility. The court's goal is to make jury service convenient and easy.  To accomplish this, the Office of Jury Administration has implemented innovative and streamlined practices designed to put the comfort and convenience of jurors first and foremost. Jurors are summoned for either direct service or as standby jurors.  If you have been summoned as a standby juror, click here to get more standby information. Upon reporting for service jurors can expect to serve for the duration of one trial.  If by the end of your first day of service you have not been empaneled on a jury and are not in a courtroom for jury selection you will be excused from further service. Our system is called one day/one trial. 

Please click on the link below to be redirected to the Circuit Court of Cook County jury information page from the Office of the Chief Judge for information about:

  • Performing jury service and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Requesting to postpone jury duty
  • Requesting a location change
  • Requesting to be excused due to hardship (medical, out of country, non-citizen, full-time student, deceased, total disability, etc...)
  • Senior Citizen opt-out program
  • Checking standby jury status
  • Jurors and cell phones/electronic devices in the court
  • Checking into duplicate summons, checking issues or service verification letters
  • Contact, transportation, and security information for Daley Center, Skokie Courthouse, Rolling Meadows Courthouse,  Maywood Courthouse, Bridgeview Courthouse, Markham Courthouse or the Criminal Courthouse (26th and California).


Location Title
Main office
Location Email
Location Phone
Location Fax
Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed