Jury Duty

Prospective Jurors are selected by random for jury service from Secretary of State records and are mailed a Juror Qualification Questionnaire annually.  You are required to answer and return this questionnaire within 10 days after receiving it.  Refusing to answer or making untruthful answers could result in fine, imprisonment, or both for contempt of court.

Missaukee county juror service is a two month term for service in the 28th Circuit, 84th District and Probate Courts for Missaukee county. 

Not all scheduled dates will be used for jury trials, some jury cases may be settled or postponed.  We also have a telephone call-in confirmation system which allows you to find out whether you will be needed on the scheduled dates.  Please call the day before each scheduled trial date for a a recorded message to confirm whether it is necessary for you to report for trial.  The recording phone number is 839-4967 option 7 and you may call at any time after 5:30 PM the day before the scheduled trial.  Unfortunately, due to a high volume of calls, you may receive a busy signal or possibly be disconnected.  In this event, please call back at a later time.

If you need to be excused from jury duty, you will need to write a letter to Honorable William M. Fagerman. The court will respond in writing to your request to be excused.  Please mail your letter to:

Honorable William M. Fagerman
437 E. Division Street
Cadillac, MI  49601

We are attempting to make your legal duty to serve as a juror as convenient for you as possible.  We sincerely hope that you will find the experience educational.