Understanding the Courts Systems
The Oklahoma Court System is made up of the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Civil Appeals, and 77 District Courts. Administrative services for the Court System are provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Jury Duty / Jurors
- Read the summons: The address, date and time of your appearance is written on the summons you were mailed. You may request to reschedule your jury service to a more convenient time. Your summons will also include parking information.
- Inform your employer: Your employer must allow you time off for jury duty. Employers cannot discharge an employee called for jury service as long as the employee gives reasonable notice of the summons.
- Your day in court: Plan to attend court as a juror from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The time you are released will depend on the court's schedule. Most jury duty periods last about a week, but may be longer or shorter. Please dress appropriately. Business casual is the minimum dress standard for jurors. Shorts, tank tops or bare feet are not permissible.
Juror Hours: Juror hours are 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. unless otherwise informed by court personnel.
Failure to Appear: A juror who is summoned and who willfully and without reasonable excuse fails to appear for jury service may be found by the court to be in contempt and subject to penalties provided by law. If you failed to appear on the date summoned, write to the Jury Clerk explaining the situation and include your Jury ID number. The address is 500 S. Denver, Room 637, Tulsa, OK 74103. You should receive a response within two weeks of receipt.
Parking: Jurors are expected to use the Civic Center Parkade lot; entrance on 3rd between Houston and Denver. They will be reimbursed.
Tulsa County Law Library
500 S Denver, Rm 242. 918-596-5404.
A law library including the Oklahoma Statutes, regional reports, treatises on various legal subjects, legal encyclopedias, etc. Open to the public. Internet access available. Copy services and fax available: .20cents/page copies, .50/page local fax, 1.00/page long distance fax.
FILE BY FAX. Lawyers may file pleadings by fax to the Law Library. The library will file pleadings in the Tulsa County District Courts. To file by fax: 918-596-4509. For more information: 918-596-5404.
- Tulsa County Courthouse.Credit: the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.