Will County Jury Commission Contact Information

Will County Jury Commission
100 W. Jefferson St. Rm. 161
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815.727.8612

Office hours, 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 
Monday through Friday.
Closed for all legal holidays.

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Importance & Responsibility of Jury Service

Jury Room

Trial by Jury is a keystone of our system of justice.  Jury service is therefore, both an opportunity and an obligation of every American citizen.

A vital function of Democracy.  Jury Service is one of the most important duties of citizenship.  It is also, a very rewarding experience which will give you an opportunity to participate directly in the administration of Justice.

While it may require some adjustment of your normal schedule to serve as a juror, we believe you will enjoy the opportunity to see our courts in action.  To learn more about our system of justice and to participate in one of the fundamental principles of our American heritage.

Every citizen is obligated to fulfill his or her jury service when called.  Employers are required by law to give their employees time off for jury service. The court does not encourage requests for postponement.  Jury service in Will County is one week or length of trial, whichever is longer.
Constitution of the United States |Bill of Rights |Sixth & Seventh Amendments|The right to trial by jury shall be preserved  (1791).

Terms of Service

 A. Grand Jurors: Grand Jurors shall be called to serve on the first Wednesday in January, April, July and October of each year by the Chief Judge or his / her designee. Their term of service shall be ninety (90) days. If any day upon which a Grand Jury is to be called is a legal holiday, such Grand Jurors shall be called to serve the next Court day. After being impaneled, instructed and sworn by the Court, the Grand Jury shall sit at such times as the Court may order or that the State's Attorney or the Grand Jury deems appropriate, and may be recessed from time to time to a day certain or subject to recall.

B. Petit Jurors: The Chief Judge or his / her designee shall certify to the jury Commissioner's office the number of Petit Jurors required each week and the date and time and place at which they shall be summoned. Persons summoned as Petit Jurors shall serve for a specific period of time as directed by the Chief Judge. Any Judge may extend the term of any Petit Jurors from time to time as justice may require.