Waukesha County

Term/Length of Jury Service

Term of Service - Waukesha County Jurors serve a one day or one trial term of jury service. If you appear and are not selected to serve on a jury, you have fulfilled your civic obligation and cannot serve on jury duty for at least four years. When you are selected to sit on a jury panel in a trial, you are required to serve for the duration of that trial. Once released by the Judge, your jury service is considered fulfilled and you cannot serve on jury duty for at least four years.

A summons is mailed approximately five (5) weeks prior to the start of your jury service. If a juror has not been required to actually appear for jury duty on the date(s) listed on the summons because a trial has been cancelled, but the juror has been available to serve if needed for the date(s) listed, that person's jury duty is considered complete.

Length of Jury Day - Juror hours generally mirror regular courthouse hours, which are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, it is possible for a trial day to extend beyond 4:30 p.m. and jurors should plan to stay the entire day. The Judge or court personnel will keep the jurors informed about the anticipated court schedule.