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Jury Service

Jury Information

The following Jury trials are still scheduled:
July
 23, 30, 31-Aug 1
August
July 31-Aug 1, 6-8, 20-21, 22, 27-28, 27-29
September
4, 13, 17, 19-22, 23-27, 30
We will be continously updating this list, please check back.

If you have received a summons for the specific date listed above you are required to report to the second floor of the Juneau County Justice Center between 8:00 & 8:30 a.m., and proceed to the security check point.
Failure to appear can result in the court imposing penalties under WI Stats. 756.30.

Jury Service is a civic duty - one of the highest duties in our Democratic system of government. Jury Duty is the obligation of every citizen.

Only if you have urgent reasons, should you ask for court approval to delay your service. If you have urgent reasons, you may request a postponement of jury service on-line at juryrequest.wicourts.gov Please have your summons with you to complete the request and a return e-mail address you check frequently. Assume your request is denied unless you specifically hear it is granted. Only a judge or jury clerk can approve your request. State law protects your job, wicourts.gov/services/juror/employers.htm. Your employer cannot fire you, demote you, threaten or intimidate you because of jury service.

You may check the Status of the jury trial at juror.wicourts.gov. In addition, you may be required to appear on additional dates within your jury term.

LENGTH OF SERVICE:
Jury Duty in Juneau County is for one month. You will receive a panel letter one month prior to your service. If you have a conflict serving any day(s) during this tentative period, you must notify the Clerk immediately in writing.  A request to be postponed or excused are based on vacation plans, student obligations, medical reason, and age.

All information regarding the one month of service, 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. If you cannot serve on any day(s) you must notify the Court's office immediately in writing or may be done online at juror.wicourts.gov/juror-postponement-request/search. A request to be postponed or excused are based on vacation plans, student obligations, medical reason, and age.  

DO I GET PAID?
You will be compensated at the rate of $12 per half day and $30 per full day of service, plus $0.51 per mile. Mileage is calculated based on a round trip from your residence to the Courthouse.

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 into the court any of the following items: food, beverages, cell phones or electronics. Bailiff's will keep phones and electronics until the end of each day. If you bring your own food and beverage, we can refrigerate for you. 

JURY PHONE NUMBER: 
608-847-9350

WHERE TO PARK: 
Free parking is available behind and around the Justice Center.
Justice Center Parking
Please contact the Jury Clerk, Bethanie Berndt  bethanie.berndt@wicourts.gov  608-847-9350 with any questions.