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