Milwaukee County Courts
 

Jury Duty

Your Civic Responsibility

Jury Duty

Get help with COVID-19: Apply for energy assistancerent or mortgage assistance and learn more about Milwaukee County’s ongoing response.


Request Jury Information

To inquire about jury duty, jury summons or reserve jury duty, email CTIJury-Milwaukee@wicourts.gov.

Prospective Jurors

Use the following link for precautionary guidelines for resuming jury selection and jury trials: Prospective Juror Letter-signed


 

Information for Jurors

Jury duty is one of the highest forms of public service that any American can perform. It is vital that you appear for your jury service. As we slowly and cautiously resume jury trials, we want to reassure prospective jurors that we are following CDC recommendations and working with health care professionals to ensure the health and safety of the jury, the parties, lawyers and Court staff during the jury selection and trial process.

RESERVE JURORS ON CALL FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 30TH AND TUESDAY DECEMBER 1ST

 

Reserve jurors with last names beginning with the letters A through H 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 I through Z are not needed for the afternoon of Monday, November 30th. Please check back after 5:30pm on Monday to see if you are needed for the morning of Tuesday, December 1st.

 

Jurors are advised to take the Health Assessment PRIOR to reporting for jury service

We encourage you to

Submit Your Questionnaire Now 

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.

Court Locations

Milwaukee County Courthouse

901 N. 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Parking

 

Zoofari Conference Center

9715 W Bluemound Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Free parking available in attached ground lot.

 

Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center

10201 W Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Free parking available in attached ground lot.


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://www.cognitoforms.com/MilwaukeeCountyClerkOfCourts/JurorDailyHealthScreening.

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 minutes video that gives you an overview of jury duty.

Orientation Video    Handbook

 

Parking

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.

Juror Pay

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.

Breaks

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.

Juror Badge

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.

Lunch Break

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 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. for "to go" orders. There is no sitting 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.

Amenities

The following are located in the Jury Assembly area for your use:

  • Restrooms
  • Wi-Fi
     

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.

 

Additional Information

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.


What Not to Bring to Jury Duty

  • Aerosols
  • Alcohol
  • Ammunition
  • Awls
  • Batons
  • Blades
  • Bottle/can openers
  • Box cutters
  • Brass knuckles
  • Chains > 6 inches including wallet chains
  • Corkscrew
  • Drugs/illegal
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Explosives
  • Metal files
  • Firearms
  • Handcuff or similar small keys
  • Metal hair picks  
  • Comb with a sharp edge or pointed end
  • Heavy blunt items
  • Nunchucks
  • Pepper spray/mace
  • Handcuffs, flex-cuffs or any type of restraining device
  • Large belt buckles
  • Letter openers
  • Locks larger than 1inch x1inch
  • Lock picking kits
  • Knives (illegal if blade >3 inches)
  • Razors
  • Replica weapons
  • Scissors
  • Scrapers
  • Sharp objects
  • Steel bearings
  • Switchblade, butterfly knives
  • Metal tape measure
  • Taser/stun gun/electric weapons
  • Throwing stars
  • Tire chain
  • Tools (screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, saws)
  • Tow chain
  • Metal kitchen utensils
  • Plastic pipework (PVC pipe)
  • Oversized walking sticks (Determined by security official)
  • Large signs with frames or sticks attached
  • AND ANY OTHER ITEM THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED A WEAPON

These items will be confiscated at security and not returned.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTS

901 North 9th Street, Room 104
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
(414) 278-5362

 

Office hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System

Menu

X