Jury Duty Information


Jury Trial Status Summary

You can also call the Jury Hotline at 406-433-6810 - this line is open 24/7.

Please turn in Questionnaires as soon as possible. Please review your Summons for important dates and deadlines. On the day of the trial please come to the Law and Justice Center and bring a mask, if you do not have one we can provide you with one. Continue to check this website or the number above for any changes relating to the trial you have been summoned for. Thank you.


                   June 6 - 10th, 2022   -   Appear at 8:15 a.m. at the Sidney Elks BPO Lodge 

                   June 20 - July 1st, 2022   -   Appear at 8:15 a.m. at the Richland County Event Center

      * If you did not receive a new questionnaire with your summons that means you have previously completed and turned one into the Clerks office and a new one is not required at this time. If you have questions or concerns about this please call the Clerks office directly. 

Jury Selection Process Information

The Clerk of District Court serves as Jury Commissioner for Richland County. As required by statue, each May the Secretary of State provides a combined list of registered voters, licensed drivers and holders of Montana ID cards to the Clerk of District Court. It is the Clerk’s duty to pull individual jury panels for the District Court Judges upon request.

The jury service term for the Seventh Judicial District, Richland County lasts for one year, beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th. If your name is chosen for the jury panel for the coming year, a questionnaire will be mailed to you. This form must be completed in its entirety. If you are requesting excusal from serving as a juror for the duration of the term or permanently, you must complete the Affidavit of Excusal that is sent to you. If you are requesting an excusal for medical reasons, you will need to provide a doctor's excuse. If you need to be excused for a short period of time, such as a planned vacation, we can make accommodations during those times. If you know what those times are when you complete your questionnaire, please list them; otherwise, please call or send us an email and we can make the changes for you.

If you need to make any changes to your information throughout your Jury term, such as updating your address or telephone numbers, please contact us at 406-433-1709 right away with that information.