WELCOME TO JURY SERVICE
If you have been summonsed for jury duty, please call the appropriate jury line information number below the day prior to or the day of your scheduled appearance to determine whether you are required to appear and answer roll call.
DEPT ONE - JUDGE JAMES T. RUSSELL 887-2277
DEPT TWO - JUDGE JAMES E. WILSON, JR. 887-2255
You may view a 19 minute video for general information on jury service. (You must have high-speed internet access to view this video.)
If you are unable to view the video, you may pick up a CD at the Clerk's Office located at 885 E. Musser St., Suite 3031.
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ATTIRE: The dress code of the court is general business attire. Casual attire is acceptable. However, tank tops, shorts, or flip-flops are not allowed.
CHILD CARE: Please make appropriate child care arrangements before reporting for jury duty. The Court does not have a day care facility.
EMPLOYERS & JURY SERVICE: Employers are required by Nevada State Law, NRS 6.190, to allow you, as a prospective juror, the time off to participate in the jury process. An employer's failure to comply may result in a civil action against the employer.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This Court will not contact you by telephone should you fail to report for jury duty. Nor, will the Court request personal information from you unless you are summonsed to appear before the Court in person. Should you receive such a call, hang up. If you are in doubt of whether or not you are summonsed for jury duty, you may call 887-2082 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
HOW IS MY NAME SELECTED FOR THE MASTER LIST?
Each year, approximately 7000 prospective jurors are randomly selected by a computer system from a source consisting of the current voter registration and DMV database which includes all the precincts in the city and residents of the city. If you live outside the city limits, you are not eligible to serve in Carson City.
HOW IS MY NAME SELECTED AS A TRIAL JUROR?
Juries are selected for a case approximately three weeks before their scheduled start date. The Court is advised by the attorneys that the case is going to trial and from that point, the case is then entered into the jury system program and a jury pool (venire) is electronically and randomly selected from the master list. The list is then electronically sent to the Sheriff’s Department for printing out of the jury summons and mailing to the prospective jurors.
HOW LONG AM I ELIGIBLE TO BE CALLED AS A TRIAL JUROR?
Your name remains on the master list for one year. If you serve as a trial juror to a verdict, you may be excused for the remainder of the year if you so wish. You are also excused from service for the following year. If you are not selected to serve as a trial juror, you are eligible for service throughout the remainder of your year. You are also not excused from being randomly selected for service for the following year.
IF I AM SUMMONED TO APPEAR, WHERE DO I REPORT?
You will be required to report to the third floor of the Carson City Courthouse, Room 3030, located at the corner of Roop and Musser Streets. Parking is located on the north side of the building.
HOW LONG WILL I BE REQUIRED TO REMAIN?
Normally, jury selection takes half of the first day. However, you should be prepared to stay the full day and make appropriate arrangements with child care and job responsibilities. If you are selected to serve as a trial juror, your service will start immediately.
HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID FOR SERVICE?
If you are actually sworn to serve as a trial juror, you will receive $40 a day for your service.
If jury selection enters a third day of selection, each person in attendance is entitled to a fee of $40.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the appropriate department on your summons.
AM I EXEMPT FROM JURY SERVICE?
The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) provide the following exemptions for service as a juror. These exemptions do not make you ineligible to be a juror, but are provided by law to allow you to be excused for reasons stated, if you so desire:
1. Any member of the Legislature or any employee of the
Legislature or the Legislative Counsel Bureau while the
Legislature is in session.
2. Any person who has a fictitious address pursuant to NRS
217.462 to 217.471, inclusive.
3. Any police officer as defined in NRS 617.135.
4. Any person 70 years of age or over.
If you do not fall under the above specific exemptions, you must have approval by the court before you are excused from jury service. If you have indicated on your questionnaire any other reason why you cannot appear other than those stated above, you are not considered exempt and you are subject to being called as a prospective juror. You may receive a jury summons throughout the year and will have to contact the number listed on your summons at that time to request to be excused from service.
TO SPEAK TO A JUDICIAL ASSISTANT:
JUDGE JAMES T. RUSSELL DEPT. ONE please call 882-1996
JUDGE JAMES E. WILSON, JR. DEPT. TWO please call 882-1619