We have been asked many times why so many jurors are needed and what is a jury “POOL”?
Keep in mind that Ohio has 88 (eighty eight) counties and many different types of jury management programs. Many smaller jurisdictions use an “on call” system because their case load allows just that.
The Franklin County Municipal Court has become aware of telephone scams by identity thieves targeting members of the public. They call, claiming to be jury staff requesting social security numbers to supposedly stop warrants from being issued for not reporting for jury service. Jury employees never contact potential jurors by telephone and would never, under any circumstances request any personal or financial information over the telephone.
The Court suggests that you hang up on any caller who claims to be a court employee seeking this information. Similar scams have been reported recently in other Ohio counties as well as other states. We urge all members of the public to be aware of such scams and be careful not to reveal confidential information over the telephone.