District Court - Duties as a
are chosen for Jury duty these are some things you need
are two terms of court, each lasting six months. The Fall
Term begins the first Monday in October, and the Spring
term begins the fourth Monday in March.
are selected from the registered voter list and drivers
service is one of the most important civic obligations
that a citizen has the opportunity to perform.
trials are generally set to begin at 9:00am and recesses
at 5:00pm with an hour and one-half for lunch. In most
cases the trial will last from 1 ½ to 2 days. The
court tries not to infringe on too much of your time, however
you will probably be asked to report two or three times
a month. You will be paid at the end of your jury service
$30.00 for each day that you have reported or served.
from jury service has been set by the Legislature and you
cannot be excused for a trivial cause, hardship, or inconvenience
to your business. Excusal can be requested in writing for
the following reasons:
When there would be material injury or destruction to
property of the individual serving.
Personal poor health of a family member in your care.
Mother of small children or either parent responsible
for the care of small child.
If you are the age of 72 years or older. (REQUEST MUST
BE IN WRITING)
A salaried and active member of an organized fire or
law enforcement agency.
A person convicted of a felony.
An elected public official.
The Clerk of District Court Office will work around pre-scheduled vacations
or doctor appointments.
may park in the George Cox Parking facility on the second
or third level.
will take place at the Laramie County Government Complex
which is a secured building and requires everyone going to
the third floor to be checked through the security desk.
Jury service is nearly always an inconvenience and at times
you may find it the most serious, most troublesome work you have
ever done. However, we sincerely believe that you will find it
rewarding, as well as an interesting and educational experience.
Cell phones are NOT allowed upstairs in the courthouse so please leave them at home or in your car.