PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — They describe it as one of the most important tasks any citizen can undertake. We all have a right to a fair jury trial, and that means we all need to be willing to step away from our lives and participate in the process whenever that summons hits your mailbox.

But it can be a pain, and intimidating for those who’ve never been called before.

Here is what to expect and do to make your jury experience as smooth as possible.

Summons by mail

The summons will come via the mail. There will be a date for your service — for the Multnomah County Circuit Court it is for at least two back-to-back days — as well as a location, either the Multnomah Central Courthouse, 1200 S.W. First Ave, or the East County Courthouse, 18480 S.E. Stark St.

You’ll need to do several things right away.

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