Your service as a juror is an indispensable and integral part of ensuring each individual's right to a fair and impartial trial. In fact, the right to a trial by jury is the cornerstone of our country's justice system.
The following information answers questions frequently asked by jurors:
Excusals and Postponements
Requests for postponement or excusal must be made in writing to the Jury Clerk. After receiving your request, you will receive a phone call or a response letter on your request. The requests for excusal or postponement should be sent to:
Jean Cook, Jury Clerk (Jean.Cook@wicourts.gov)
Business Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Green County Justice Center
2841 6th Street
Monroe, WI 53566
Guide to jury service/Handbook and Orientation video
How Jurors are Selected
Jurors are randomly selected from the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles driver's license and identification lists. It is important to keep your address with the Division of Motor Vehicles current to ensure that a juror summons and questionnaire reaches you.
You will be paid $20 per day for anything over four hours and $10.00 for anything up to four hours. You will also be paid a nominal daily travel allowance for each day you are required to report to the Justice Center.
When to Report for Jury Duty
Green County uses a voice mail recording system to inform jurors when they are to report for jury duty. The night before you are to report,call 608-328-9560 after 6:00 PM to determine if you have to report the next day.
Failure to appear can result in the court imposing penalties under WI Stats. section 756.30.
Length and Frequency of Service
Green County citizens are required to respond to jury duty no more frequently than every four years. Being available for the assigned month or actual service on a jury fulfills this requirement for four years.
Employment Issues and Pay
The law provides that an employer must grant an employee a leave of absence, without loss of time in service for the period of jury duty. No employer may use absence due to jury duty as a basis for discharging an employee or for any disciplinary action against the employee.
When a person is called to jury duty, he/she should inform their employer of the possibility of being selected and of the certain need to be absent from work for the day of jury selection.
Jurors are paid $10.00 for any service up to 4 hours and $20.00 for any service over 4 hours in one day. A majority of Green County employers continue to pay employees while they are on jury duty, but such employers have a right to have their employees' juror fees (excluding mileage) paid over to them.
For prospective jurors who require an ADA accommodation to fulfill jury duty, please call (608) 328-9433.