Klickitat County Superior Court understands and appreciates that jury duty can be inconvenient. But, jurors are an indispensable part of our system of justice. We are grateful for your willingness to serve as jurors. We hope you will find the experience to be rewarding. Jury service is an essential element of our American judicial system. Trial by jury is provided as a constitutional right. Jury service is one of the privileges of citizenship in the United States. Jurors do not need any special skills or legal knowledge. You do, however, need to be able to set aside personal feelings and biases and be willing to keep an open mind before making a decision. A fair and impartial trial and the rendition of a just verdict depend upon the combined efforts of the jurors, the judge, and the lawyers. Thank you for doing your civic duty.
Term of Service
The Courts' days of operations (excluding Federal Holidays) are Mondays through Fridays. If seated or empaneled on a trial, jurors serve until the end of that trial. Trials typically last 2 or 3 days. However you will still be eligible for juror service in cases of an emergency or unforeseen circumstances to be called again within 2 weeks. Should this happen the Jury Manager will call you and inform you when to report.
Call in Procedure
The court uses a call in system with a recorded message to inform you if your service will be required. Please call the following number after 5:00 PM the DAY BEFORE YOU ARE TO ATTEND and you will be advised when and where you need to report. The call in number is 509-773-2396 or our TOLL FREE NUMBER is 1-877-877-8024.
Jury Panel Selection RCW 2.36.080
It is the policy of this state that all persons selected for jury service be selected at random from a fair cross section of the population of the area served by the court, and that all qualified citizens have the opportunity in accordance with chapter 135, Laws of 1979 ex. sess. to be considered for jury service in this state and have an obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose.
To qualify for jury duty, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen
Be 18 years of age or older
Be a resident of Klickitat County
Be able to communicate in the English language
Not been convicted of a felony or if convicted, have your rights restored and be able to submit proof
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