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.
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LENGTH OF SERVICE: Jury duty in Eau Claire County is for a two-week term. You will receive a pre-summons approximately one month prior to your service. If you have a conflict serving any day(s) during this tentative period, you must notify the Clerk in writing no later than the cut off date in the pre-summons. Request to be postponed or excused are based on Vacation Plans, Student Obligations, Medical Reasons and Age.
All information regarding the two weeks of service, panel member number, call in procedure, tentative jury trial schedule and phone number will be provided to you in the SUMMONS. The summons will be mailed at least 12 days prior to the start of your jury service 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 mileage 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, halter-tops or beach shoes/flip-flops 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 pagers. 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.
(715) 839-1868 Jury Clerk
(715) 839-1862 Tape-recorded message for jurors to report is available after 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and all weekend long.
Help us improve our Jury System. Please fill out the following questionnaire regarding your jury duty.
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.