Jury Duty

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Who do I contact if I have questions about jury duty?

Jury Clerk

Clerk of Courts Office
715-726-7758 Extension 7
Fax: 715-726-7786
Online jury services:  

 


As a juror, you will be performing one of the highest duties in our democratic system.

How did I get Chosen?

Jurors are randomly selected from the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles driver’s license and identification lists.

  • You must be a United States citizen
  • You must be a Chippewa County Resident
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You have not been summoned for jury duty for at least 4 years
  • You must understand the English language
  • If convicted of a felony, your civil rights must be restored
I've been chosen for jury duty, now what?
  • Notify your employer.  Employers must grant employees a leave of absence for jury service per Wisconsin Statute 756.255
  • Call 715-726-7785 or 1-800-746-4439 or check the website juror.wicourts.gov the night before the trial you are assigned to.
  • Report promptly at the time stated on the message.
  • Dress – avoid halter/tank tops, offensive slogans -  no hats
  • Bring reading material if you wish.  There is a break between orientation and the trial.
  • If you have special dietary needs you may bring your own meal, otherwise lunch will be provided.
What if I can't serve when requested?
  • Contact the Jury Clerk as soon as possible
  • A letter to the Judge may be necessary
  • If it’s a day of trial emergency, call the jury clerk and leave a message with your phone number and name.

What should I know about being a juror?

  • Listen and observe
  • Be open-minded
  • Don’t discuss the case
  • Report problems to the court

What if there's bad weather?

  • This is rare. Listen to WAXX 104.5 FM or WAYY 790 AM after 7:00 am.
  • Only if a trial cancels will we call these two stations and air the cancellation.

How do I get paid?

  • Jurors are paid $12.50 for half day of service/$25.00 for a full day and .51 per mile
  • Juror checks are mailed within the first week or two of the following month.

What if I have special needs?

  • We will accommodate individuals with qualified disabilities
  • Hearing devices are available – just let us know.