Yes. There will always be a lunch hour (usually 12 - 1 p.m. or later) and breaks during the morning and afternoon sessions while serving on a trial. While in the Jury Lounge, you will be informed as soon as Jury Management knows about break times.
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On the Friday evening prior to your term, please call the recording (509-477-4720) as requested on your Summons to see if jurors in your Call Group (located in the lower left corner of your Summons) are needed for the first Monday of your term or if you are to call again. However, keep in mind you will not call the recording while you are serving on a trial or still in selection on a trial.
If your parking permit is displayed properly and you are parked at a meter within one of the Public Parking lots designated on your County campus map, you will not need to "feed the meter."
Only in designated "Public Parking" lots; at meters only. Please refer to your jury service parking map. No street parking is allowed at meters, unless you choose to individually pay at those meters.
You are responsible for any ticket. The County does not cover parking tickets since we provide parking permits for free parking at meters in the designated lots. Please make sure your parking permit is displayed in the windshield.
You will receive a debit card on the first day you report. The debit card will be loaded with your daily fee and mileage within a week of your jury service. If you serve both weeks you will receive funds separately for each week of service.
There are 3 ways that you can find the best route to get you there. Please see the Public Transportation page for more information.
Please report your one-way mileage to Jury Management during your first week of jury service. One-way mileage may be reported by calling 509-477-4722 by Thursday evening of your first week of jury service. The court is unable to make any corrections to your pay for mileage unless it is given to us prior to Friday of your first week.
Yes. The IRS requires that your Social Security Number be given to Jury Management in order for the Court to pay for your jury service. The SSN is kept confidential between Jury Management and the Auditor. Your SSN will be purged after payment is issued. If you choose not to release the number, you will not be paid.
If a Jury Coordinator or court staff person calls you, you will not be asked to provide your social security number over the phone.
If you need a daily verification, please ask Jury Management to print the verification for you after you have checked out for the day. If you need a weekly or end-of-term verification, please sign for those on the clipboard. Weekly and end-of-term verification will be mailed to your home. Note: Your Superior Court Verification includes your arrival and departure times.
If your employer has a special form, please give it to Jury Management to complete and mail to you. Be sure to check in with your barcode each day as you arrive, and check out as you are ready to leave. This will provide the appropriate times for your verification. Note: Your Superior Court Verification includes your arrival and departure times.
Yes. Once you have served on a Jury Trial you will be excused for the remainder of your term.
There is no absolute begin or end-time for jury service. However, the court will normally schedule their trials within County office hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Most likely you will not be sequestered. In Spokane County there have only been a few juries sequestered in many years.
No. We are aware when you are serving on a trial and will not expect you to check the recording until that trial has been completed. When you are released from the court, the Judge or Judicial Assistant will inform you when you will begin the call-in procedure.
Write a brief note explaining the conflict (including date) and give it to Jury Management. If that specific date would occur during the length of the current trial, then let the Court know of your conflict prior to the jury selection being completed for that trial.
Let Jury Management know so that they can check you in for the day or reprint the sheet.
No. Once your name has appeared on the screen, you have been checked in for that day. Note: We cannot pay your mileage twice in one day if you do choose to go home and return.
You will not "Scan Out" during lunch or other breaks; only when the court has released you for that specific day.
Let Jury Management know.
If you brought your own lunch, you may eat it in the Jury Lounge or at a table or bench outside the Courthouse. There is a refrigerator and a microwave in the Jury Lounge for juror use.
Laptops and cell phones are allowed within the Jury Lounge, and you may use them there. Please take them with you when you go to the Court. You will need to turn off your cell phone prior to entering the courtroom.
Yes, as long as they are not serving a sentence of total confinement under the jurisdiction of the Washington Department of Corrections.
No. You need to ask to be excused if you have a complication. If you have a medical reason to be excused and are age 65 or older, you can make that request without needing to provide a doctor's note.
Yes, if your service has been within 1 year, you may request to be excused.
Yes, you may, for up to 6 months.
Yes, your new summons will arrive 4 weeks prior to your new term of service. However, if the new date is within a month, we will send out the new summons right away.
No, the summons and the Juror Information Form says that jurors will not receive further notice unless their excuse was not accepted.
No, only the first 4 questions on the Juror Information Form need to be completed, with the surviving spouse's signature stating that individual's death.
The parent can either send the paperwork to the student or complete the first 4 questions on the Jury Information Form and return with that designation (signed by the parent, if returning with a Spokane postmark).
The student needs to complete the Jury Information Form and return it with their class schedule (including time of classes) for the term in conflict.
Please complete the Jury Information Form and on the lowest section "For Postponement Requests" you may request a postponement date. The postponed jury service term should be rescheduled to begin on the first business day of any week (usually Monday).
If the individual is known to the recipient, please forward the paperwork for the prospective juror to complete and return to us.
If the individual is under age 65, they will need to send their doctor’s note.
If the prospective juror is out of the county, a copy of their order is sufficient. If the individual is serving on base inside Spokane County, they are not excused unless their commanding officer writes a letter to be included with their Juror Information Form.
The Juror Information Form needs to be completed and a copy of the policy regarding jury service time away from their employment.
The Juror Information Form needs to be completed, including a note stating the circumstances. If the parent works, they are typically not excused as they will be using daycare already. Learn more about the
We cannot excuse individuals based on their specific religious faith. This would deter our "randomness" pool, by excusing individuals of one faith, but not another.
The Juror Information Form also needs to be completed in this request. Typically we will excuse a self-employed individual if they would lose a large amount of business or financial support by attending jury service for an expected 3 days.
The first 4 questions on the Juror Information Form need completed, and the form signed and dated, circling the citizenship disqualification. Please indicate your current citizenship.
Complete the Juror Information Form and indicate disqualification by checking the non-resident status. As requested on the Juror Information Form, we do require verification of current address and County of residence.
Jurors need to be able to communicate in the English language or with a sign language interpreter. If an individual cannot communicate in English at all, and someone else needs to complete the Juror Information Form that should be indicated as a note on the form. If an individual has been in the state more than 10 years and can communicate some, we ask them to try with one case.