JURY TRIAL STATUS

                            

MON FEB 26         8:45 Orientation / 9:00 Trial

MON MAR 5         8:45 Orientation / 9:00 Trial

THU MAR 8          8:45 Orientation / 9:00 Trial

MON MAR 26      8:45 Orientation / 9:00 Trial

                           

If preferred, this information can be accessed by phone at 406-758-5660, option 3. 

If a Jury Trial has settled the case will be marked as such here, and you would not need to appear for service.  If you have any questions, please email the Clerk of Court or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00 to 5:00 at 406-758-5870.

In Montana jurors' names for all courts are obtained annually from the Supreme Court Administrator.  As Jury Commissioner, the Clerk of District Court is responsible for the management of the lists of names for each court in the county.  Llists of potential jurors are drawn from lists of registered voters, licensed drivers and holders of Montana Identification cards.  Flathead County pulls approximately 12,000 names for each annual pool and from that group jurors are randomly seleced for all courts in the jurisdiction.  District Court jurors number about 8,000 persons annually and from this group names are drawn randomly to serve on specific trials.

In this jurisdiction jurors are typically summoned to appear no more than twice in any given six-month period and are only required to sit as a juror on one case.  The average length of a trial is one week.

Jurors are initially called to service by a letter of notification and a request to complete a juror questionnaire. A jury summons is issued for specific trials informing jurors as to the date and time for service and an approximate length of trial.  We are able to notify jurors as to any settlement of cases via this web page and a phone messaging system.  Jurors may call 406-758-5660 and access option 3 to hear current trial schedules.  On the morning of trial a brief juror orientation is presented by the Clerk of Court.

The Courts recognize the difficulties jurors face in making themselves available for participation in the judicial process and every effort is made to avoid all possible inconvenience to jurors, their families, and employers.  Jury service is a privilege and can be a most rewarding and educational experience.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact this office.  We will do our best to accommodate every juror's needs.