Trial Summons

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Jury Trial Summons Information

Confirm the receipt of a summons - You must confirm the receipt of the jury trial summons within 72 hours of receiving it. To report the receipt of your summons and for general questions, please refer to the table on our Jury Trial Status page and click on the trial date for which you have been summoned.

Requests to be excused - If you cannot attend jury service on the date/time for which you were summoned to appear you must submit a written request to be excused for the Court’s consideration. Requests may be presented in person or by fax (406) 258-4899. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached.

Parking - Parking is available on the 3rd level of the Central Park parking structure (public parking area only please) located on the corner of Main and Ryman Streets. Bring the parking ticket to the Courthouse for validation. If there is no parking available in the parking structure, you may park at a metered parking space without depositing coins however, you must place the SUMMONS TO REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE (with the trial date visible) on the dashboard of the driver's side of your vehicle. In the event you receive a parking ticket for nonpayment, please give the ticket to the bailiff or bring the ticket to the Clerk of Court office.

Payment – Checks for jury service will be mailed out approximately two (2) weeks after the conclusion of the trial. You can expect to be paid as follows:

· $12.00 to appear as a potential juror
· $25.00 per day if you are selected to sit as a trial juror
· $.535 per mile (IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate) round trip mileage to the Courthouse

Trial Status - Jury trials are sometimes settled at the last minute. We will make every attempt to notify you if you do not need to appear. In order for us to keep you informed of the final status of the jury trial, we request that you check the Jury Trial Status page prior to departing for the Courthouse and/or call the jury line 258-4797. If the case has not settled it is important that you report to the Missoula County Courthouse at 200 West Broadway no later than the time indicated below. Failure to appear for jury service could constitute contempt of court.