Jury Duty

Prospective Jurors are selected by random for jury service from Secretary of State records and are mailed a Juror Qualification Questionnaire annually.  You are required to answer and return this questionnaire within 10 days after receiving it.  Refusing to answer or making untruthful answers could result in fine, imprisonment, or both for contempt of court.

Missaukee county juror service is a two month term for service in the 28th Circuit, 84th District and Probate Courts for Missaukee county. 

Not all scheduled dates will be used for jury trials, some jury cases may be settled or postponed.  We also have a telephone call-in confirmation system which allows you to find out whether you will be needed on the scheduled dates.  Please call the day before each scheduled trial date for a a recorded message to confirm whether it is necessary for you to report for trial.  The recording phone number is 839-4967 option 7 and you may call at any time after 5:30 PM the day before the scheduled trial.  Unfortunately, due to a high volume of calls, you may receive a busy signal or possibly be disconnected.  In this event, please call back at a later time.

The court is committed to providing prospective jurors with an equal and full opportunity to participate in jury service.  If you have a disability and/or need an accommodation, please contact the ADA Coordinator, Linda Westdorp, by phone at 231-839-4967 ext. 202 or by e-mail at circuit@missaukee.org. 

If you are interested in learning more about jury duty before arrival, an orientation video is available to you at the following link. 

If you need to be excused from jury duty, you will need to put your request in writing either by way of written letter or via email to Honorable Jason J. Elmore. The court will respond in writing to your request to be excused.  Please mail your written letter to:

Honorable Jason J. Elmore
437 E. Division Street
Cadillac, MI  49601

Your emailed request may be sent to circuitcourt@wexfordcounty.org and you must put the comment "jury excuse and your name" in the comment line.  If your summons indicates that the trial is for the 84th District Court only, your emailed request may be sent to district@missaukee.org.
We are attempting to make your legal duty to serve as a juror as convenient for you as possible.  We sincerely hope that you will find the experience educational.