SUFFOLK COUNTY JURY INFORMATION
Daily Reporting Message for Trial Jurors
Thursday, September 3, 2015
All Trial Jurors are on “standby". Trial jurors report for service only when instructed.
Grand Jurors and Town/Village Jurors check your summons for instructions.
These instructions are updated daily after 5:00 p.m.
You may also call 1-800-449-2819 to hear a recorded message.
Good Service means no additional phone calls are needed.
You do not have to return your summons nor will
you receive any documentation from this office.
Service is complete for six years.
Michael D. O'Donohoe, Commissioner of Jurors, thanks all jurors for their time, cooperation and contribution to our system of justice.
Absence or Emergency If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call our office at 631-852-2305 after 8:30 a.m. on the day you are to report.
Accessibility If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 631-852-2305 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.
Court Hours Court normally operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day. Court sessions rarely continue beyond 5:00 p.m.
Electronics Cell phones and other electronic devices (ie: laptops/tablets) may be used in the jury assembly rooms and other waiting areas. They must be turned off during jury selection and trial. There is public access Wi-Fi in each courthouse and computer work stations in the jury assembly room.
Meals There is a mid-day lunch break every day.
Supreme Court Building in Riverhead: Dining and shopping facilities are located in the nearby business district within minutes of the courthouses. In addition, a cafeteria and vending machines are available in Supreme Court.
Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip: There is a cafeteria that serves sandwiches, soups etc. In addition, please see the jury staff for information and specific directions on dining and shopping facilities.
Criminal Court Building in Riverhead: No OUTSIDE food or drink is allowed to be brought into the courthouse. You may purchase both inside the building at the snack bar.
Parking/Transportation The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.
Riverhead Supreme Court: The main juror parking lot is located across from the Supreme Court building on Court Street.
Riverhead - Criminal Court: The main juror parking lot is located in front of the Criminal Court building.
Central Islip District Court: The main juror parking lot is located in front of the Cohalan Court Complex.
Please be sure to follow all juror parking signs and park in marked spaces only. Please note that all building and parking lots are handicapped accessible.
Security Court Officers are stationed throughout the court. Members of the public must pass through a magnetometer to enter. Please arrive early and allow extra time for this process. Jurors are not exempted from the screening process. Weapons, cameras, video cameras, electronic devices, and any sharp instruments such as scissors, pocket knives, or knitting needles are strictly prohibited. Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated in this effort to keep our facilities safe.