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Welcome to the Mohave County Superior Court jury information page. Jury service lies at the heart of our American judicial system. Service as a juror is the responsibility and obligation of all qualified citizens, as well as an opportunity to contribute to our system of justice and our communities. If you are selected to serve, we hope you find your service to be challenging, interesting and rewarding. The Clerk of Superior Court and the jury staff thank you for your service. The following information is updated regularly to provide you with the current status of trials.

Please check this website the day before you are scheduled to appear.
If your scheduled trial has been cancelled, you do not need to appear. Your name will go back into the jury pool and you will be notified with a new summons at a later date.

Current Status of Jury Trials as of April 09, 2014:
Trial Date: Court Location / Information: Status / Report Time:
4/14/2014 Mohave County Superior Court, Kingman Arizona Group #5 Check-in time is 8:45 a.m.
4/14/2014 Mohave County Superior Court, Kingman Arizona Group #26 Check-in time is 12:45 p.m.
4/21/2014 Mohave County Superior Court, Kingman, Arizona Group #28 Check-in time is 12:45 p.m.
4/22/2014 Mohave County Superior Court, Kingman Arizona Group #29 Check-in time is 8:45 a.m.
4/30/2014 Mohave County Superior Court, Kingman Arizona Group #30 Check-in time is 12:45 p.m.
5/8/2014 Mohave County Superior Court, Kingman Arizona Group #167 Check-in time is 8:15 a.m.
JURY CLERK CONTACTS
Name of Court Address Phone Number Email Address
Mohave County Superior Court Bullhead City 2225 Trane Rd, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 (928)758-0730 juryclerk@mohavecourts.com
Mohave County Superior Court Kingman 401 E. Spring St., Kingman, AZ 86401 (928)753-0713 juryclerk@mohavecourts.com
Mohave County Superior Court Lake Havasu City 2001 College Dr., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404 (928)453-0701 juryclerk@mohavecourts.com
Bullhead City Municipal Court 1255 Marina Blvd., Bullhead City, AZ 86442 (928)763-0130 bhcmuni@mohavecourts.com
Bullhead Justice Court 2225 Trane Rd, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 (928)758-0709 bhcjustice@mohavecourts.com
Kingman Municipal Court 219 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ 86401 (928)753-8193 kingmanmuni@mohavecourts.com
Kingman / Cerbat Justice Court 524 W. Beale St., Kingman, AZ 86401 (928)753-0710 kingmanjustice@mohavecourts.com
Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court 2001 College Dr., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404 (928)453-0705 LakeHavasu@courts.az.gov
North Canyon Justice Court 2100 S. Highway 389, Colorado City, AZ 86021 (928)643-7104 northcanyoncourt@mohavecourts.com

Please visit www.mapquest.com for detailed driving directions.

If you have received a Questionnaire of Prospective Juror from the Superior Court, and would like to complete it on-line at our new and improved website, please CLICK HERE.

Jury Service Information

Once you have submitted your online questionnaire, it will be sent to jury personnel for processing.  Based on the responses you have given, you will either be qualified or disqualified. 

You do not need to do anything after you submit your questionnaire unless you are submitting documentation for excusal. 

If you are selected for jury service, you will receive a Summons in the mail directing you when and where to appear.  This may not be right away; it could be a few months before you are summoned. 

Once you are summoned, you will need to appear as directed.  When you arrive, you will check in with the jury clerk and wait in the jury assembly room until called into court.  The jury clerk will provide you with information and answer any questions you may have. 

When you go into the courtroom, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your ability to serve as a juror.  Based on your responses, the court may empanel you as a juror or excuse you. 

Whether you serve on a jury panel or the Judge excuses you, your service is complete with us for two (2) years.  

***Important***

Occasionally, and sometimes often, trials do cancel or get postponed.  It is your responsibility as a summoned juror to keep yourself updated as to the status of the trial.  This can be done by calling either one of the phone numbers on your summons or checking this website.  If you appear for a trial that has cancelled or postponed, you will not be reimbursed for mileage and you will be re-summoned in the future. 

For more information on jury service, you may wish to visit these websites:

www.azcourts.gov/juryduty

www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=21

Frequently Asked Questions

1.    How does the court get my name for Jury Service?

The court receives a list of licensed drivers and identification card holders, over the age of 18, from the Department of Motor Vehicles and a list of registered voters from Voter Registration. The court uses this list to call prospective jurors for Jury Service.

2.    How much will I be paid for Jury Service? When will I get paid?

Currently, jurors receive $12.00 per day and are reimbursed for the mileage from their home at a rate of 44.5 cents per mile. Jury payroll is done every Friday.

3.    How many times may I be called to serve on a jury?

As a juror, once you appear for a trial, regardless if you are chosen to serve on that panel, your jury service is considered complete for two years in the Mohave County Court System.

4.    How long will I have to serve as a juror?

The first step in Jury Service is the selection of jurors. This process usually takes less than one day. The courts will call more people than necessary for the purpose of jury selection. This is done to ensure that the courts have an adequate number of jurors to choose from. If you are selected to serve as a juror the judge will let you know how long he or she anticipates the trial to last. In the justice and municipal courts, trials are usually completed in one day.

5.    What is proper attire for court?

As a juror, you are an officer of the court; and should dress appropriately. Business casual attire is suggested. The temperature of the jury assembly room and courtrooms can be unpredictable; you may want to bring a sweater or jacket.  Shorts, miniskirts, tank tops, halters, braless dresses or tops, graphic tee-shirts, rubber sandals and other informal  attire is not considered appropriate in the courtroom setting. If you should appear wearing these or other items deemed unsuitable for attending court, you may be required to return home at your own expense to change into more suitable attire or your jury service may be rescheduled to another date.

6.    How may I be excused from Jury Service?

Persons who are scheduled to appear for jury service may postpone the date of their  initial appearance for jury service two times only. On timely request, postponement shall be granted if all of the following apply:

1. The prospective juror has not been granted two prior postponements.

2. The prospective juror contacts the jury commissioner by telephone or electronic   mail or in writing to request a postponement.

*Excuses are not generally granted on the basis of religious beliefs, moral beliefs, status as business proprietor, professional status as doctor or lawyer, etc.; however, you may  request to be excused for ANY reason two times only.  If you are requesting a permanent excuse due to one of the above reasons, you will need to write a letter to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.     

If you are requesting a permanent excuse:

1) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for a medical or mental health condition must provide the jury office with a written statement from a licensed health care professional.  The statement must be in writing and shall contain a description and duration of any mobility restrictions, the specific symptoms that make the prospective juror mentally or physically unfit for jury service and their duration, the employment status of the prospective juror and the printed name, signature, professional license number if applicable, area of specialty and contact information of the authorizing physician, registered nurse practitioner or professional caregiver.  There is a medical form available at www.azmd.gov, or a handwritten note from the doctor on official letterhead is also accepted.

2)  A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for public interest would have to explain how their service would substantially and materially affect the public interest or welfare in an adverse manner.

3) A juror may be excused from jury service if they are not currently capable of understanding the English language, and do not wish to have an interpreter provided.

4) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for adult caregiver status must provide a statement from the patient’s physician.  The statement must confirm that that the patient requires care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and must also designate the juror as the sole caregiver and explain why alternate care cannot be provided for even one day. 

A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for child caregiver status must provide proof of dependency (birth certificates).  If the child is school age the juror must explain why they would not be available for jury service during school hours. 

A juror does not qualify for the caregiver exemption if they are employed.

5) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service for financial hardship must provide documentation showing that by attending jury service, the juror would incur costs that would have a substantial adverse impact on the payment of the person’s necessary daily living expenses or on those for whom the juror provides regular employment or the principal means of support.  The juror must show that by serving on a jury for even one day would place them under the federal poverty guidelines by providing supporting documentation such as federal and state income tax returns.

6) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service due to employment as a law enforcement officer must be currently certified by the Arizona peace officer standards and training board (AZPOST) and currently employed as a peace officer in this state or any political subdivision of this state.  The employer of a peace officer shall not in any way influence the peace officer to make or not to make an application to the court to be excused from jury service. 

 7) A prospective juror who is at least seventy-five years of age may request to be  excused temporarily or permanently.

8) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service due to being a student must provide documentation showing they are registered full-time at a college or university.  The juror must provide a copy of their current class registration showing the number of units they are currently enrolled in.  Should the student reside in Mohave County and be employed full-time during the day and enrolled as a full-time night student, the juror will not be excused from service.

9) A juror seeking to be excused from jury service due to active military status must provide documentation showing that they are currently enlisted, where they are based and how long they are enlisted for.  A family member can also provide this documentation in instances where the juror is unable to be reached.

WARNING: Court personnel will not call you asking for any personal information, such as your Social Security Number, Date of Birth or Drivers License information.  Should you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Court asking for this information, please do not give this information out over the phone.

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Jury Scams:  Victims of a jury scam get an e-mail containing a fake subpoena ordering recipients to testify before a grand jury, complete with seemingly genuine details like your name, a case number and court seal.  However, the e-mails contain malware that can destroy a computer.  Another version of a scam involves a phone call in which the caller claims to be a jury coordinator and intimidates victims into revealing personal information.  Please retain personal information as the Mohave County Jury Clerk will not be requesting this type of sensitive data over a phone call.