Jury Duty Information
This message is for Trempealeau County residents who are serving on jury duty from
April 1 - 30, 2015
The Jury Trials scheduled for April 23, 28 and 29 have been removed from the court calendar. ** YOU WILL NOT NEED TO APPEAR**
Please check this site for future updates.
Thank you for you cooperation.
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.
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 Trempealeau County is for one month (31 days max.)You will receive a pre-summons one month prior to your service. If you have a conflict serving any day(s) during this tentative period, you must notify the Clerk in writing immediately. Request to be postponed or excused are based on Vacation Plans, Student Obligations, Medical Reasons 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.
DO I GET PAID? You will be compensated at the rate of $10 per half day and $20 per full day of service, plus $0.565 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 to court with you any of the following items: food, beverages, cell phones or pagers.
JURY PHONE NUMBERS:
1-(715) 538-2311 Ext. 240
After hours: 1-(715) 538-2311 Ext. 331