Jury Commission

Welcome to the Jury Commission web page for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. This website has been created for use by prospective jurors, their employers, and the general public to find out about jury service in our court.

If you are accessing this website because you have received a jury summons, we sincerely hope that your stay with us will provide you with an enjoyable, interesting, educational, and meaningful experience regarding the law, the courts, and our system of justice. Your service as a juror in our court is crucial to our legal system. Simply put, we cannot function without you! There is no more valuable work that a citizen can perform during peacetime than that of the full and honest discharge of jury duty.

View from Back of Courtroom

The American system of trial by jury is unique. No other nation relies so heavily on ordinary citizens to make its most important decisions about law, business practice, and personal liberty - even death. Ideally, Americans take their participation seriously lest they someday stand before their peers seeking justice.

-Stephen J. Adler, journalist and author

Orientation & Information

We’re sure that you have many questions regarding your jury duty. On your first day of service, you will receive an in-depth orientation which will address many of these issues. In the meantime, this section of our website has been created to address many pre-service concerns and also to give you an idea of what jury service is like in the Common Pleas Court.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, please call 614.525.8902 to obtain information related to a delay and/or closing for the Court.

Fraud Alert: Jury Duty Phone Scams

Please be aware of jury duty phone scams targeting members of the public. Callers typically claim to be Sheriff’s Deputies or Jury Commission Staff. They will attempt to collect a fine in lieu of being arrested for failing to appear for jury duty. Important: No employee from the Sheriff’s office or Court will ever contact potential jurors by phone and would never, under any circumstances, request your personal or financial information.

If you are called to jury duty, you will receive an official jury summons in the mail. Please hang up on any caller who claims to be a court employee seeking this information. If they leave a message on your voicemail, do not call them back. We urge all members of the public to be aware of such scams and to never reveal confidential information over the telephone.

Additional Information

If you do not find the answers to your questions here or if you wish to speak with a Jury Manager personally, please call 614.525.3450.