Jury Service

Jury Service is one of the most important civic obligations that a citizen has the opportunity to perform. At first, it often feels like an inconvenience. However, we regularly hear from jurors that it turned out to be an extremely rewarding, interesting and educational experience.

June 1st Jury Trial Date to Appear

To facilitate communication between the Clerk and jurors, juror information for the June 1st criminal trial is posted here.  This information applies only to jurors who a) received a summons for the 4/1/2021-3/31/2022 jury term Teton County District Court and also b) received notification of the June 1st jury selection date to appear.  If you have any questions about if you have been selected for this trial date, please call us at 732-8551 or email us by Clicking Here

JURORS REQUESTING EXCUSAL MUST SUBMIT AN EXCUSAL REQUEST FORM WITH DETAILS AND ATTACHMENTS WHERE APPROPRIATE (Ex: travel Itineraries/doctor's note/children's ages, school schedules and childcare options). The required trial questionnaire must also accompany any excusal request. Requests must be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 5pm on Friday, May 14th. The Excusal Request form is at the bottom of this page. 

If you would like to receive the questionnaire or the Excusal Request form in fillable format with electronic signature, please email by Clicking Here and ask that either or both be sent and provide your juror name and email address. 

Documents for jurors required to appear for the June 1st trial:

Generic Juror Summons (this example is generic, whereas the summons a juror receives reflects their specific information) 

Judge Day's letter to jurors regarding the June 1st trial

Required confidential juror questionnaire (an electronic fillable questionnaire is being emailed to jurors required to appear for this trial date).

May 17th Jury Trial Date to Appear

To facilitate communication between the Clerk and jurors, juror information for the May 17th civil trial is posted here.  This information applies only to jurors who a) received a summons for the 4/1/2021-3/31/2022 jury term Teton County District Court and also b) received notification of the May 17th jury selection date to appear.  If you have any questions about if you have been selected for this trial date, please call us at 732-8551 or email us by Clicking Here

JURORS REQUESTING EXCUSAL MUST SUBMIT AN EXCUSAL REQUEST FORM WITH DETAILS AND ATTACHMENTS WHERE APPROPRIATE (Ex: travel Itineraries/doctor's note/children's ages, school schedules and childcare options).

*The Excusal Request form is at the bottom of this page. 

Jury Trial During the Ongoing Pandemic

Per Judge Timothy C. Day's recent letter to the new jury pool whose jury term starts April 1, 2021: 

For the foreseeable future, trials will be subject to safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The District Court worked with the local Public Health Department, the Teton County Facilities Department, the Sheriff’s Office, and other stakeholders to develop a safe environment and health-informed procedures to conduct a safe trial for everyone: implementing new protocols before, during and after trial; upgrading components of the courthouse ventilation system; and making other physical changes to court facilities. If you are called to serve on a jury, more information about safety protocols would be provided before you even set foot into the courthouse.

Juror Pool Lists

The WY Supreme Court receives voter registration lists from the WY Secretary of State and driver’s license registration information from the WY Department of Transportation. The WY Supreme Court then randomizes the lists and provides each state and local court a jury pool list for the current term. Teton County's jury term is April 1st through March 31st.

Questionnaires are mailed out to the jury pool and are required to be completed and returned within a 10-day period. The potential jurors remain in the pool for one year.

Juror Pay

Jurors are paid $30 per day, plus mileage if you live more than 5 miles from the courthouse, at the current IRS reimbursement rate 

Juror Excusals 

Juror Excusal Request Form 2021

Juror Exemption Request Form 2021

Excusals require a sworn written request using the above Excusal or Exemption Form (with supporting documentation attached where applies) to be submitted and approved by the Judge.

Examples of reasons jurors may be exempted or excused from jury duty include:

  • You are not a resident of Teton County.
  • You are under 18 or over 72 years of age.
  • You have been convicted of a felony (W.S.S. 1-11-102 states:  A person who has been convicted of any felony is disqualified to act as a juror unless his conviction is reversed or annulled, he receives a pardon or his rights are restored pursuant to W.S.S. 7-13-105(a)).
  • You are an elected public official.
  • You are a salaried member of an organized fire department, law enforcement agency, or member of the National Guard (W.S.S. 19-9-301).
  • You have served as a juror in the previous term.