What happens to my job or school attendance record?

Remember that you have the ability to postpone jury service to a more convenient time. Since each court may have different instructions, read your summons carefully or contact your local jury office to find out the right way to request a postponement. 

Michigan law (MCL 600.1348) makes it unlawful for any employer to fire or harass an employee who is summoned to court to serve as a juror. If you are harassed or fired, contact your local jury office or the judge assigned to your trial. The law also protects students and teachers.

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1. What if I do not speak English?
2. What happens to my job or school attendance record?
3. How much and when do I get paid?
4. What if I care for a dependent child or adult?
5. Why do I always get summoned but other people don't?
6. What if I have been called twice or have already served in the past year?
7. What should I do if I need special accommodations?
8. How long does a trial take?
9. Why do I have to wait around so much as a juror?
10. What kind of trial will I hear?
11. Can I take notes or ask questions during the trial?
12. Is my privacy protected during and after the trial?
13. What happens after the verdict?
14. How can I get out of jury service?
15. Is there a consequence for my refusal to serve?