- Jury Duty Information
Jury Duty Information
The following is general information about jury duty in all four counties in the 8th Judicial District. For more information about your rights and duties as a juror, visit the Juror Rights page on the Kansas Bar Association website.
For county-specific information (including the status of jury trials, where to report, etc.), please view the appropriate county's Jury Duty Information page:
The jury questionnaire form must be filled out by you and returned in the self-addressed, stamped envelope provided to you within seven days of your receipt. The questionnaire is for the purpose of assisting the judge and attorneys in the jury selection process.
Any person willfully or corruptly making false answers to any of the questions shall be deemed guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Failure to answer questions shall be punishable with contempt of court. (K.S.A. 43-161). Regardless of your personal situation, all juror questionnaires must be completed and returned for processing.
If any of your answers upon such questionnaire disqualify you from service, you will be notified in writing or by telephone that you are excused. If you do not receive such notification, you are required to appear as set forth above, unless, after checking with our answering service, you find that the trial has been cancelled (See Cancellation Procedures on the following tab for more information.)
If it is necessary for another person to fill out this form for you, his or her name, address, and the reason should be stated on the back of the questionnaire.
If you have a disability that requires special facilities, please indicate the nature of the disability and the type of facilities required on the back of the questionnaire.
Please check the specific county information on the previous page to determine the phone number you are to call the evening before you are scheduled to appear.
In the event this service contains a cancellation message after 5:30 p.m. on the day before you are scheduled to appear, instructing you that you are not needed and you appear anyway, you will not be paid juror fees or mileage. It is your responsibility to call as directed above, as you will not be notified in any other manner in the event of a cancellation.
Your jury service will normally consist of you appearing on the date and time listed and, if selected as a trial juror, staying until completion of the trial.
Jurors receive $10.00 per day for their service, plus mileage at the state rate, if you live outside the city limits of the County seat. Payment will be mailed to you by the County following your jury service.
Identity thieves are tricking individuals into revealing their personal details by telling them that they failed to report for jury duty and warrants for their arrest are being issued.
Court workers in the 8th Judicial District will not telephone individuals to ask for personal information because you have supposedly missed jury duty. Also, they will not call because they are allegedly assembling juries and need to pre-screen those who might be selected to serve on them. The only time you would hear from Court workers by telephone (rather than by mail) about anything having to do with jury service would be after you have mailed back your completed questionnaire, and even then only rarely.
For more information on this jury duty scam, you could visit the Jury Duty Scam page on Snopes.
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- What if the summons is incorrect or the person is deceased?