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.
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 District Court jury term is six months (as of April 2024), from April 1st through September 30th or October 1st to March 31st.
Juror summons and court required juror questionnaires are mailed out to the jury pool and are required to be completed and returned within 10 days. They may be returned my mail, dropped off at the District Court Clerk's Office, or completed online at https://ejuror.courts.state.wy.us/ejuror/ using the juror number on the summons and the juror's date of birth.
Jury Trial Dates
Jurors in the active jury term pool are randomly selected for each jury trial date as the trial date nears. District Court jury trials are often 4 - 5 days but can be longer or shorter depending on the case. Jurors are typically notified of a trial date to appear 2 to 3 weeks in advance. Jurors are typically given 3 to 4 weeks notice for a jury trial date that is longer than one week.
Jurors are required to appear at the trial date given unless they are excused by the presiding judge on the trial. Jurors can request advance excusal from jury trial dates for certain timeframes (see Juror Excusals below). Jurors are only excused for a jury trial date or timeframe if they receive written confirmation of excusal from the judge via the Clerk of District Court Office.
Jurors are paid $30 per day, plus mileage for those who live more than 5 miles from the courthouse (at the current IRS reimbursement rate).
Juror excusal requests require a sworn written request (under penalty of perjury) explaining the reason for the request or the circumstances related to exemption (with supporting documentation attached where available and applicable).
All requests are reviewed and approved or denied by the presiding judge.
Requests for excusal or exemption can be submitted online at https://ejuror.courts.state.wy.us/ejuror/ using the juror number on the juror's original summons and the juror's date of birth. You may contact the Clerk's office at 307-733-2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need your juror number.
Alternatively, you may complete the below Excusal or Exemption Request forms and send them to the Clerk of District Court Office by mail, drop-off or to email@example.com.
Examples of reasons jurors may be disqualified, 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. Jurors 72 or older must request exemption in writing.
- 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 immediate previous jury term.
- How will I be notified that I am in the jury pool?
- How do I end up on the jury pool list?
- How much advance notice am I given of a date to appear for a trial?
- When is the soonest I will be in the jury pool again?
- How do I request excusal from a trial date I am given?
- How do I request excusal for a medical condition?
- What if I attend school full time out of Teton County?
- Who do I notify if I change my address or phone number?
- How many trials are there in a year and how long do they typically last?