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Jury Commission

Illinois Jury Orientation

Sangamon County Jury Commission Office

Location:    200 S. Ninth, Room 404
                        Springfield, IL 62701

Please see the Illinois Jury Orientation video to the right.

Michelle Lomelino, Jury Coordinator
200 S. Ninth, Room 404
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 753-6715 (Jury Commission Office)

Lisa Robinson, Jury Clerk
200 S. Ninth, Room 404
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 753-6715 (Jury Commission Office)

(217) 747-5177 (Jury Instruction Line)

Website: (electronic jury instructions)

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
Monday – Friday

Jury Duty Information:
Trial by jury is a fundamental principle of our system of justice. The United States Constitution guarantees all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or economic status the right to trial by an impartial jury of one’s peers. We need those summoned to participate in the jury process to ensure every citizen’s right to have their case decided by an impartial jury selected from a representative pool of prospective jurors.

The Sangamon County Jury Commission consists of one full-time coordinator, one full-time clerk and three per diem commissioners. All are appointed by the Circuit Judges of Sangamon County. The Presiding Judge issues court orders to the jury commission to establish active jury lists. Names of prospective jurors are taken from a merged list of licensed drivers, state ID holders, and registered voters over the age of 18. Potential jurors are chose in a random selection determined by computer. The Jury Commission is responsible for preparation of all jury lists, petit and grand juries.

The following will give you some background information about what to expect when reporting for jury duty.

  • The average length of a jury trial is usually two to three days depending on the type of case.
  • If you are selected to serve on a jury, you cannot use or have a cell phone during the time you are serving as a juror.
  • Dress comfortably but properly for a courtroom setting.
  • Free parking is located in the county lot located on 9th & Adams. You must get your ticket validated at the Jury Commission.
  • You will receive $15.00 a day plus 10 cents a mile, round trip according to your zip code. Payment is mailed to your home typically ten to fourteen working days after the completion of your jury service.  If you have moved or had any change to your contact information, please notify jury commission staff as soon as possible.
  • You may not be terminated or penalized for serving on a jury.
  • The only person able to excuse you from jury service is the judge.

For any special accommodations, please contact the Jury Commission Coordinator's office at 217-753-6715.