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St. Lawrence County
Melissa J. Sweet, Commissioner of Jurors
St. Lawrence County Courthouse
48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 379-2270
Fax: (315) 379-2479
Daily Call-In Message
As of May 4, 2013, the St. Lawrence County Courthouse and St. Lawrence County Properties became tobacco free. The use of tobacco products will not be allowed on the premises. Thank you for your compliance with this new law.
DAILY JUROR MESSAGEUPDATED AS OF 5:00PM MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014HELLO
All March 10, 2014 Combined Court Trial Jurors are excused for the remainder of the week with the Thanks of the Court and this Office. No further visits to this web site are necessary.
All summoned trial jurors are on call and report only when instructed to do so by means of a recorded message or a daily message on the website. The day or evening before you are scheduled to report please call 1-800-479-5879 or visit our website at http://stlawrence.nyjuror.gov/. Both messages will refer to you by the juror ID# on your summons. Please listen to, or read, the complete message for instructions and please report promptly at the time indicated in the message.
Parking is available in the Courthouse parking lot, in the lot beside the Public Safety Building on Court Street across from the Courthouse and behind the Harold B. Smith Social Services Building on Judson Street across from the County Correctional Facility.
If an illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call our office at (315) 379-2270 as soon as possible on the day you are to report.
On the day of jury selection, be prepared to stay the greater part of the day. Court normally operates from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day. Court sessions rarely continue beyond 5:00 pm except during deliberations.
Court Security is available throughout the court facility from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All jurors are required to pass through a magnetometer before entering court. Please do not bring any weapons, pocket knives, scissors, or nail files to court.
As of April 11, 2011, lunch and dinner is no longer furnished to deliberating jurors. All meals are the jurors responsibility. There are restaurants within walking distance of the Courthouse, but if you wish to bring a bag lunch there are rooms available in the Courthouse for your convenience. No food or drink is permitted in the courtroom.
Verification of Attendance:
Verification of juror attendance is made upon arrival at the courtroom. A time sheet to verify your court appearance for your employer's records will be provided, upon your request.
Jurors are requested to dress in a manner respectful to the Court.
Based on the information the juror provides, and in accordance with the New York State Judiciary Law, the jury office staff will determine if the juror is eligible for payment. If the juror is eligible for payment, the jury fee is $40.00 per day.