Jury Status Summary
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The term for jurors chosen for jury duty in the Thirteenth Judicial District Court will last one year, from September 1st through August 31st. Names are randomly drawn from a pool of Yellowstone County residents from Motor Vehicle registrations, registered voters, and those with a Montana ID card or a Montana driver's license.
If your name is chosen for the jury panel for the coming year, a questionnaire will be mailed to you. This form must be completed in its entirety. If you are requesting excusal from serving as a juror for the duration of the term or permanently, you must complete the back of the questionnaire that is sent to you. If you are requesting an excusal for medical reasons, you will need to provide a doctor's excuse. If you need to be excused for a short period of time, such as a planned vacation, we are able to make accommodations during those times. If you know what those times are when you complete your questionnaire, please list them; otherwise, please give us a call or send us an email and we can make the changes for you.
If you need to make any changes to your information, such as updating your address or telephone numbers, please contact us right away with that information.
Jurors who are summoned to serve in Yellowstone County Justice Court, please be advised you will receive notification VIA TELEPHONE at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled trial date. You will NOT receive a mailed letter giving you notice.
Yellowstone County jurors are paid $12.00 for appearing for jury selection and $25.00 per day for service on a jury panel, in addition to mileage. Mileage is paid at the state rate of $.50 per mile from your home to the Yellowstone County Courthouse.
Trial times vary a great deal, and frequently,
more than one trial is scheduled for a day on which you may
be called for service. Because of this, we cannot give you any
idea of how long the trial for which you are called may be expected
to last. However, the majority of trials that take place in
Yellowstone County last one to two days.
If you have any other questions regarding your service as a juror, please give us a call.