Jury Duty Information

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This message is for Eau Claire County residents who are serving on jury duty from May 22 through June 2, 2017.

There is one trial scheduled to start on Thursday, May 25th and is expected to last one day.  Please pay close attention to the following message in its entirety.

Jurors with Panel Member Number 1 through, and including, Panel Member Number 28 need to report to the Branch 2 courtroom no later than 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. 

All of the courtrooms are located on the 2nd floor of the Eau Claire County Courthouse.  Please do not bring to court any gum, food, beverage or electronic devices. If you bring an electronic device it will be secured by staff for the duration of the time you are at the courthouse.  If you have dietary restrictions you can bring your own food; however, it must be in a cooler and will be placed in the back of the courtroom.

Please bring a picture ID to show the jury clerk at the time that you check in for jury duty.  At the time of check-in you will be asked what your round trip mileage is from your home to the courthouse.  Please check your mileage on the way to the courthouse.

There is parking available on both sides of the courthouse, but since parking is limited, please arrive early.  The trial will not be canceled due to inclement weather.  Please allow yourself adequate driving time. 

Trials still scheduled:

Wednesday, May 31 (1 trial scheduled for TWO days)

 

Jury service is the obligation of every citizen. “Forgetting” to show up is not an excuse.  In fairness to jurors who do show up for jury duty, we are holding those who do not appear accountable for their actions.  Consequently, the court will issue a warrant for the arrest of those jurors who fail to appear.

THANK YOU!

 

Jury service is a civic duty – one of the highest duties in our Democratic system of government.

State law protects your job.  Your employer cannot fire you, demote you, threaten or intimidate you because of jury service.

LENGTH OF SERVICE:  Jury duty in Eau Claire County is for a two-week term.

DO I GET PAID?  Yes, every juror summoned is paid an amount set by the County Board.  Jurors who serve are paid $25.00 for each day of attendance.  Jurors who appear but do not serve on a trial will be paid $12.50.  The mileage rate is 51 cents per mile for round trip mileage.  This is the total miles from your home to the courthouse and then back home.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?  Remember that as a juror you will be performing one of the highest duties in our democratic system of government, and therefore you should dress appropriately for the occasion.  Do not wear tank tops, cut-off shorts, sweatpants, halter tops or similar clothing.

ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOME:  Please do not bring to court with you any of the following items:  food, beverages, cell phones or electronic devices.  Also, please no gum chewing in the courtroom.

Please be advised that you will be required to show a picture ID at the time you check in for jury duty.

PHONE NUMBERS:

(715) 839-1868  -- jury questions

(715) 839-1862 – updated recorded message for jurors is available after 3:30 p.m. daily

TO LEARN MORE:  visit the Wisconsin Court System website at www.wicourts.gov

and look for The Wisconsin Jury Handbook.  Information is also available for employers.

 

If you would like to share your input about your experience, you may print and complete the Jury Service Questionnaire. Please mail or drop off at the Clerk of Courts office.