This message is for Eau Claire County residents who are serving on jury duty from November 18, 2019 through November 29, 2019.

The first trial that is tentatively scheduled during this two week panel is on Tuesday, November 19th and is expected to last one day.

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:

Tuesday, November 19 (1 trial, set for one day)

Tuesday, November 26 (1 trial, set for two days).

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. 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:

(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.