JUROR MESSAGE - January 27, 2020 to February 7, 2020
This message is for Eau Claire County residents who are serving on jury duty from January 27, 2020 through February 7, 2020.
The first trial that is tentatively scheduled during this two week panel is on Thursday, January 30th and is expected to last two days.
If a trial is scheduled for the following day, the message will give a beginning and ending Panel Member Number (PMN). If your PMN begins, ends, or falls in between the range of numbers given, you must appear. The message will also tell you where and what time to appear. Typically, the report time would be by 8:30 a.m. the morning of the trial, and you would go to one of the courtrooms on the second floor of the building.
Jurors should check this message daily after 3:30 p.m. for further updates.
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.
TRIALS THAT ARE STILL SCHEDULED:
Thursday, January 30 (1 trial, set for two days)
Monday, February 3 (1 trial, set for three days)
Tuesday, February 4 (1 trial, set for two days)
Thursday, February 6 (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.
- Jury Questions -- (715) 839-1868
- Updated Juror Message (available after 3:30 p.m. daily) -- (715) 839-1862
- 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.
- 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.