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Jury Duty

Jury duty is an essential part of our Democratic process that helps ensure the right to a fair trial.

How was I chosen for jury duty?

You have been randomly selected from the voter registration, driver's license and Washington State ID card records.

Eligibility

To be eligible to serve on a jury in Lewis County Superior or District Court, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Lewis County Resident
  • Able to communicate in the English language
  • Had civil rights restored if previously convicted of a felony

How does jury duty work?

When you receive your summons in the mail, please complete it and return it immediately. Toward the end of the month prior to your month of service, call the jury message line at (360) 740-1462. The recorded message will instruct you as to what day you will report. It is essential that you call after 6 p.m. the night before you are scheduled to report to ensure your service is still required. The day you are to report, you will proceed to the 4th floor of the Law & Justice Center if you are on Panels 1 or 2. Jurors on Panels 3 and 4 will report to the 3rd floor. A juror orientation will be conducted the first reporting day.

Where should I park?

There is a dedicated jury parking lot on the corner of Pacific Ave & W Center St (North of the Health Department). Jurors are also welcome to park in the Law & Justice Center parking lot.

Compensation

Jurors receive $15.00 per reporting day plus mileage.

Courtroom Protocol

  • Please dress appropriately.
  • Do not bring children with you to court.
  • No eating or drinking in the courtrooms.

Can I be excused or re-scheduled?

Requests to be excused or re-scheduled should be made in writing on the jury summons. If asking to be re-scheduled, please indicate which month would work better.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Jury Clerk at (360) 740-2704.