What to expect when you receive a summons for the Grand Jury Empanelment?
  • A Grand Juror will review evidence to determine if there is sufficient proof to charge an individual. (A.R.S. § 21-401 defines grand jury as a body who is duly convened and impaneled by the presiding judge of the superior court and who are sworn to inquire into public offense that may be tried within the county.)
  • For Grand Jury empanelment there will be sixteen (16) jurors plus four (4) alternates selected.
  • Grand Jury meets once a week for four (4) months. The first Thursday after Grand Jury selection is a mandatory date. This is to review statutes, responsibilities and the process of Grand Jury.
  • In Pinal County there are two (2) grand jury panel days held each week. One panel will meet every Monday and the other will meet every Wednesday. Once you have appeared and gone through the selection process your term of service is complete for four (4) years. Federal Grand Jury and Alternates are excluded.
  • Hours of service may vary, reporting time is usually 8:30 A.M. with the session closing around 4:00 P.M. Depending on how many cases are being reviewed, these times may be adjusted by the County Attorney’s office.
  • On the date of selection you must appear at the time listed on your summons. Selection takes about half a day. If selected as a sworn Grand Juror you may be required to stay for the remainder of the day.
  • If you feel you have a valid reason to be excused or would like to have your services postponed to a later date, you must submit your request in writing 48 hours prior to your appearance date. All requests may be submitted by fax 520-866-5313 or by email to the Jury Department. Please submit your written statement, name and date of appearance. Print legibly. Request sent to any other email address cannot be processed. The Jury Department will only contact you if your request is denied.
  • Grand jurors are paid a mileage reimbursement of 44.5 cents per mile and a $12.00 per diem for each day of service. Checks are distributed at the end of each month.
  • If you require proof that you have appeared for Grand Jury selection, the Jury Department is able to print a verification letter upon your request.  After the day of selection the County Attorney’s office will provide you with documentation for your employer.

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1. How are potential jurors selected?
2. I have received a jury summons, what is my next step?
3. How can I get proof that I appeared for Jury Duty?
4. How long until I receive another summons to appear?
5. Will I be paid for appearing for Jury Duty?
6. Will I be given breaks and a meal period?
7. What are valid reasons to be excused?
8. What to expect when you receive a summons for the Grand Jury Empanelment?
9. Is Wi-Fi available at the courthouse?
10. Are there any tips for after Jury Service?