RESERVE JURORS ON CALL FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22 AND THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Reserve jurors with last names beginning with the letters A through P who did not report as previously instructed should call 414-278-4469 to reschedule your jury service.
Reserve jurors with last names beginning with the letters Q through Z are not needed for the afternoon of Thursday September 23. Your jury service is now complete and you can not be called again for at least 4 years. Thank you for being available
Jurors who have to report are advised to take the Health Assessment 24 hours in advance and to show the jury clerk your passed green check mark when reporting.
Complete Your Health Assessment
We encourage you to submit your juror qualification questionnaire electronically.
Submit Your Questionnaire
You will need to enter the county, your Juror ID Number (found at the top of your summons and on your questionnaire), your last name and date of birth.
You may also change your dates of service.
Any questions jurors may have in regard to your jury service, email us.
Thank you for your service to Milwaukee County Jury Management.
Basics of Jury Service
Report to Room 307 (south side of the 3rd floor of the building) in the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th Street. Jurors will be advised what time to report on your first day. Reserve jurors call the recorded message at (414) 985-6000 or see reporting instructions. Jurors who request text or e-mail reminders will also receive electronic notification.
When you arrive at the Courthouse there will be several safety measures in place. Please come prepared.
Physical Distancing. Be patient. All those who enter the Courthouse will be required to maintain physical distance of 6 feet from other persons. Public areas are marked on the floor to identify appropriate physical spacing. This will include entryways, hallways, and elevators. With the additional physical distancing measures, entering the building may be much more time consuming than usual, so please plan accordingly. The building will open at 7:30 a.m. We appreciate your patience.
Masks are required in all County buildings and will be provided to those entering the building if you do not have one. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID 19 will be denied access to the building as Milwaukee County is committed to not spreading COVID 19 and to keep everyone, including jurors, safe as you serve your civic duty. On the day you are to report to jury service, prior to reporting, you must take an on-line confidential health assessment. https://milwaukeecovid.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cU7jQuSH4Iac9PT.
If you are unable to report for jury duty because you are ill, contact jury management at (414) 278-4469. Completion of the health assessment will be confirmed and will need to be completed prior to check-in.
To reduce the amount of time you will be in the jury assembly area, we also recommend you view the jury orientation video prior to check-in. https://www.wicourts.gov/services/juror/handbooks.htm
If you have any questions, you can contact us at (414) 278-4469 or CTIJury-Milwaukee@WIcourts.gov. We will also update our website frequently so please check for updates.
Check in upon arrival and when returning from court. Jurors who do not check in will be marked absent and will not be paid. When you are released for the day from the Jury Assembly area or from a court, you will be instructed either by the Jury Management staff or the judge when and where to report the next day.
Availability. If you absolutely cannot serve the dates scheduled, you can request a postponement. If you serve the first day, you are expected to complete your service. If any of the following apply at this time, contact our office:
- You are no longer a Milwaukee County resident
- You are on probation or parole for a felony
- You are not a U.S. citizen
Preparing to Report for Jury Duty
To increase safety and following the recommendation of the CDC and health care professionals, if you are selected to report to the courthouse for jury duty:
(1) On the day of service, potential jurors should take a pre-screen online health and risk factors assessment prior to reporting.
Online Health Assessment
If a potential juror has any of the symptoms listed, they are advised to contact Jury Services at (414) 278-4469 and do not report for service.
(2) View the Orientation to Jury Services. This is a 20-minute video that gives you an overview of jury duty.
Orientation Video Handbook
There is NO free parking for jurors at the courthouse. There is limited, pay parking available near the courthouse. The Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (Children's Court) has a large surface lot with ample parking.
Illness or Emergency
Jurors in the pool: If you are unable to report for jury duty because of illness or emergency, call the Jury Management office shortly after 8 a.m. at (414) 278-4469. If you are unable to complete your service, you will be rescheduled, with no credit or pay for the first day.
Jurors assigned to a panel in court: You must contact the Jury Management office at (414) 278-4469 shortly after 8 a.m. You will be transferred to the courtroom in which you are serving as you report directly to the judge. Keep in mind that once you are sworn on a panel, the case cannot proceed without all jurors present.
You will be paid a juror fee of $8 for each morning (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) and $8 for each afternoon (12:30 p.m. - end of day) that you are present for jury service, plus a travel allowance of $9 per day. Your check will be mailed to your home 15 - 21 days after the end of your jury duty. No deductions are made from your check for any purpose, and we do not furnish a W-2 form at the end of the year.
Half-day pay: $17 (released before 12:30 p.m., or reporting after 12:30 p.m.)
Full-day pay: $25
If you have had an address change since you were summoned, inform the receptionist immediately. Checks are issued approximately three weeks after your jury service is complete. Jury paychecks expire 60 days after they are printed. Cash them promptly as the County Treasurer's office charges $15 to re-issue a check that has expired.
Periodic breaks will be announced. Jurors are not permitted to leave the jury assembly area except on announced breaks. Return promptly, as panels are sent to court sporadically throughout the day.
Smoking is not allowed in the Courthouse. Wait for an announced break to leave the building to smoke (or for any other reason). We recommend using the 10th Street or Wells Street exits because it is faster to get back into the building through those doors. Be sure to smoke at least 30 feet from any entrance to the building.
Your juror sticker is to be worn at all times in the Courthouse, Criminal Justice Facility or Safety Building. We will provide a new sticker each day of your service. This will ensure that people do not discuss court cases or proceedings in your presence.
You are released for lunch by the Jury Management staff or by the judge to whom you are assigned for trial. There are a number of options for lunch:
- The Courthouse Cafe located on the Ground (G) Floor is open. There is limited socially distant seating in the cafeteria at this time.
- Jurors can bring their own lunch. Something non-perishable and/or in an insulated lunch box.
- See restaurants nearby. Call first to check availablilty.
The following are located in the Jury Assembly area for your use:
Employer Form Letter
The Jury Management staff will provide a form letter for your employer showing the days served and the amount of money paid for serving as a juror. These form letters will be mailed to you at the end of your jury service. We do not mail letters directly to your employer.
For inclement weather information, call (414) 985-6200. Courts seldom close due to weather.
It is very important to not discuss any case with your fellow jurors or even members of your family.
Cell phones, pagers and computers are not to be used in the courtrooms or deliberation rooms without the prior consent of the Judge. You are welcome, however, to use them in the Jury Assembly area.
Jurors coming to the courthouse will go through metal detectors when entering the building. Leave sharp objects at home (including pocket knives, scissors, fingernail clippers, metal nail files, wallet chains, knitting needles, crochet hooks and pepper spray).
You may not visit any courtrooms or conduct court business while you are here serving as a juror, as you may get the wrong impression of cases being heard. Trials may seem alike, but each case must be judged individually. Any other time, all courtrooms are open to the public.
Names are obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles database. This includes drivers licenses and state identification cards issued by the DMV. Voter lists are not used at this time.
Be on time. Once you are selected on a panel, the court cannot continue unless all jurors are present.
Let the Jury Management and court staff know if you have any special needs.