Jury Duty Information

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This message is for Eau Claire County residents who are serving on jury duty from
October 9 through October 20, 2017.

Due to cancellations, there are no trials remaining on the schedule for these two weeks and jurors have completed their two weeks of jury service.

TRIALS THAT ARE STILL SCHEDULED:

NONE

 

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. If you have dietary restrictions, you can bring your own food; however, it must be in a small cooler and will be placed in the back of 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.