If I am over the age of 70, do I have to serve?
If you are 70 years of age or older, you have the option to serve or not serve. You must still complete your questionnaire in its entirety and return it in the envelope provided. You will answer the question that asks if you are 70 or over with “yes.” Where the question asks if you would like to serve, you will answer “yes” if you wish to serve and “no” if you do not wish to serve. If you answered “no”, you will be excused upon notification from the court.

Do not assume that you have been officially excused until you receive such notification from the court. Please note: there is no permanent exemption from jury duty service. As long as you have a valid Michigan driver’s license or Michigan identification card, you will be pre-eligible for jury duty service.

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1. If I am over the age of 70, do I have to serve?
2. If I am a full-time college student, am I exempt from jury duty?
3. Do the courts provide daycare or transportation?
4. If I am a nursing mother, can I be excused from jury duty service?
5. If I am a stay-at-home parent, can I be excused from jury duty service?
6. I am not a United States citizen. Why was I selected?
7. May I bring my laptop, pager and/or cell phone with me?
8. What do I do if I live in another state for the winter months?
9. If I am hearing impaired, do I need to get a doctor's note to be excused?
10. I am legally blind. Can I still serve on a jury?
11. My job is too demanding (or I work in a small office/am self employed) and I don’t have time to serve on a jury. Do I still have to serve?
12. I have recently moved to another county/state. What do I need to do to be excused from service?
13. My summons states that my service term is 1 day or 1 trial, whichever is longer. What does that mean?
14. What if personal or religious beliefs prohibit me from passing judgment on others?
15. I am a smoker. Will I be able to go outside to take a break?