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Broome County Jurors: Reporting Instructions


When You Report

All persons entering court building are required to pass through a magnetometer.

No pagers, cell phones, laptop computers, food or beverages are allowed in courtrooms.

Selected jurors may bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available in the jury deliberation room.

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Telephone Standby

All trial jurors (excluding Grand Jurors) are required to call the Commissioner of Jurors office at 607-240-5900 starting at 5:30 p.m. on the day before your service is to begin for final reporting instructions as to date, time and place. If reporting on a Monday, you may call any time after 5:30 p.m. on the preceding Friday. A prerecorded message will give you further instructions. Please listen to the entire message.

Although the message begins at 5:30 p.m., you may call anytime up to 8:00 a.m. the next business day. A failure to call will subject you to the same sanctions as if you had not reported for jury service.

If you are not instructed to report, you are expected to continue to report to work or school, as is your normal routine. The State of New York will only pay you (if entitled) for days in actual attendance. Also, a record of attendance will only reflect actual attendance.

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Absence/emergency

If you are unable to report at any time during your jury term due to illness or emergency, please telephone the Commissioner of Jurors at 607-240-5900.

Specific Court Information

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Excuses

Care Giver
Children: Ages and an explanation as to why you cannot make arrangements for care, and if employed, documentation verifying your hours of employment.

Elderly/Infirm: Doctor's note detailing patient's diagnosis and verification of care giver's services.

Medical
An original signed statement from a licensed physician that indicates a condition which renders you incapable of performing jury service, and how long it is expected to exist.

Financial
An application for excusal may be granted if you can prove that jury service will cause a financial hardship which will significantly compromise your ability to support yourself, or your dependents. Please Note: This excuse is only for jurors experiencing a severe financial hardship. There are no excusals solely for loss of income. You may be required to submit further documentation.

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Hearing Impaired Jurors

An American Sign Language Interpreter or an assistive listening devise can be provided. Call the Jury Office upon receipt of this notice. Call 240-5900 or Relay calls at 1-800-662-1220.

Disabled Jurors

If you have a disability and are in need of special accommodations, please contact the Jury Office at 240-5900 upon receipt of this notice.

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Postponements

All applications for postponements must be made one week prior to your date of service. You can apply for your first postponement by phone or by mail. Any further postponements must be submitted in writing. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

By Phone: Choose a date between 1 and 6 months from the date of your summons. Your request can be made by calling 607-240-5900. If the date you requested is not available, you will be given the next available court date.

By Mail: Indicate a date you can serve between 1 and 6 months from the date of your summons, and mail to the following address:

Commissioner of Jurors
P.O. Box 1766
Binghamton, NY 13902

Your Request for Your First Postponement Is Granted Unless You Hear Differently from Our Office.

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