JUROR MESSAGE - January 13, 2020 to January 24, 2020

This message is for Eau Claire County residents who are serving on jury duty from January 13, 2020 through January 24, 2020.

There is one trial scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 21st, and is expected to last two days.  Please pay close attention to the following message in its entirety.

Jurors with Panel Member Numbers 1 through and including 11, along with Panel Member Numbers 32 through and including 55

need to report to the Branch 4 courtroom no later than 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

All of the courtrooms are located on the 2nd floor of the Eau Claire County Courthouse.  Please note, you will need to go through security screening to enter the 2nd floor so please allow adequate time for this process.  Please do not bring to court any gum, beverages 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. 

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. 

Once again, those Panel Member Numbers are 1 through and including 11, along with Panel Member Numbers 32 through and including 55.

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.


Tuesday, January 21 (1 trial, set for two days)


General Information on Jury Service: 

  • 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. Please note that HATS are not allowed to be worn in the courtrooms.
  • ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOME:  Please do not bring to court with you any of the following items:  books, magazines, cell phones or electronic devices.  Also, please no gum chewing, eating food or drinking beverages 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:

  • Jury Questions -- (715) 839-1868  
  • Updated Juror Message (available after 3:30 p.m. daily) -- (715) 839-1862

Learn More:

  • Visit www.wicourts.gov.
    • This is the Wisconsin Court System website
    • Look for The Wisconsin Jury Handbook.
    • Information is also available at this website for employers.

Give Feedback:

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