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Jury Service

Welcome to the Bonner County Jury Service website.  This website contains important information regarding jury service for current and future prospective jurors.  Jury Service is an essential element of our Country and State's judicial system.  Trial by jury is provided as a Constitutional right.  Serving on a jury is one of the highest privileges and responsibilities of citizenship for your Community and your Country.

NOTICE TO ALL JURORS

All juror forms are located on the left panel of this website.  Please ensure you read the Bonner County Juror Instructions notice prior to submitting your Juror Qualification Questionnaire.  Please refer to the Jury Trial Calendar below for information on tentative jury trial dates and how it corresponds with your Juror Reporting Number. 

   

JURY TRIAL CALENDAR

***DEFINITION OF A QUALIFIED JUROR***:  QUALIFIED JURORS are jurors that have returned their Juror Qualification Questionnaire and have received their qualification status email response OR postcard from the Jury Office.  If you submitted your Juror Qualification Questionnaire and have not received a reply within 10 days, please contact the Jury Commissioner's Office by phone at (208) 265-1443 or via email to jury@bonnercountyid.gov.

***REPORTING TIMES***:  Reporting times for jury trials may vary between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM, depending on the court schedule and the nature of the jury trial.  Though jurors typically report for trials in the morning, there are times when jurors may be asked to report in the afternoon.  The courthouse schedule is very dynamic and reporting times cannot always be determined by the time you check on Wednesday and Friday evenings.  The Jury Office will always instruct you to check back the evening before the jury trial is scheduled for further instructions.  

***JURY TRIAL TIMES OF OPERATION***:  All jury trials normally operate until 5PM daily or by the discretion of the presiding Judge.  Jurors should plan accordingly or make other arrangements in advance (i.e. childcare pick-up/drop-off, medical appointments, etc...) prior to arrival at the courthouse for their assigned jury trial. 

***PARKING***:  Juror parking is available on the south end of the courthouse.  Please ensure you allow yourself time for parking as space may be limited.  Pets are not allowed to be left inside your vehicles at our parking lot.

     

CALENDAR YEAR 2023 JURY TRIAL CALENDAR       
     
     (Update as of 1:00 PM, Tuesday January 31, 2023)


If your Juror Reporting Number is listed or falls within the range of numbers listed, you will be directed to report to the Bonner County Courthouse.  The below listed number range is when you could POTENTIALLY be called upon for jury service.  Tentative jury trial dates are listed below.  If jury trial dates change or are cancelled, updates will be provided as soon as information becomes available.  Please be advised that the Jury Commissioner's Office will not have official confirmation of the jury trial status until 24 hours prior to the day of the jury trial.  Jurors will also be notified via courtesy text/email notification if their Juror Reporting Number is selected for a jury trial.  

JUROR REPORTING NUMBERS
JUROR INSTRUCTIONS
1 - 150
Begin checking the Juror Information Line or this website on Friday, February 10, 2023 after 6PM.  You may be POTENTIALLY called upon for jury service on Monday, February 13, 2023.
151 - 200 
Begin checking the Juror Information Line or this website on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 after 6PM.  You may be POTENTIALLY called upon for jury service on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
201 - 250

Begin checking the Juror Information Line or this website on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 after 6PM.  You may be POTENTIALLY called upon for jury service on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

251 - 650
Please check back on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for updates.  You may be POTENTIALLY called upon for jury service at some point in March 2023.

                                             

CALENDAR YEAR 2023 TENTATIVE JURY TRIAL DATES:

          February 13, 16, and 23, 2023

          March 2, 8, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, and 30, 2023

          April 6, 10, 17, 20, and 27, 2023

The Jury Commissioner's Office will be closed on Friday, February 3, 2023.  

The Bonner County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023 in observance of President's Day.


COVID-19 UPDATE   

Your health and wellbeing are of the upmost importance to us.  The Bonner County Courthouse continues to monitor COVID-19 protocols for the State of Idaho in accordance with First Judicial District of the State of Idaho Administrative Order H22-DW33.   We are taking every precautionary measure to limit the potential spread of the virus while ensuring that we are able to continue with essential judicial proceedings.  This Order is subject to change without notice by Order of the Administrative District Judge and/or the Idaho Supreme Court.  Although not mandated, jurors are able to wear masks in all public places of our court facilities, including the jury room and courtrooms.  

For everyone's safety, DO NOT report to the courthouse if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.  Instead, please contact the Jury Commissioner's Office to reschedule your jury service. 


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES

The Jury Commissioner's Office and courthouse staff of the Bonner County Courthouse will provide reasonable accommodations(i.e...,hearing devices, special seating arrangements, etc...) for persons with disabilities under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.  If you wish to request such accommodations, please notify the Jury Commissioner by phone or email.


COMPENSATION
Jurors are compensated for service as provided per Idaho Code 2-215.  In accordance with Idaho Code 2-215, jurors shall be paid roundtrip mileage for travel expenses from their residence to the courthouse at the per diem rate of $.656 per mile(effective January 1, 2023). Jurors are also paid at the rate of $5.00 per 1/2 day and $10.00 for each full day of jury service. Jury trials that exceed past the 5th day are paid at the rate of $50.00 per day for each full day of service.

"Jurors Helping Jurors":  There is another powerful principle of American life that you have the opportunity to participate in today.  It is the noble quality of people helping people.  In this case, jurors helping jurors.  The Bonner County Jury Assistance Fund exists solely for the purpose of improving life for jurors.  The Jury Assistance Fund allows you to defer your mileage reimbursement and juror pay to a special fund dedicated to improving jury service and to assist jurors in need(i.e...transportation, childcare for jurors who do not work outside the home, etc...).  This is optional for all jurors that contribute, tax deductible, and we will provide you with a receipt that will specify how much money you voluntarily deferred and channeled to the Bonner County Jury Assistance Fund. 
 If you are interested in participating in the Jury Assistance Fund, you may refer to the form on our website for more information.   Thank you for your contribution in helping other jurors with this important obligation.


SECURITY

Security is mandatory in all court facilities. Please read the Juror Instructions Notice for further details.  Any and all destructive items considered dangerous by the Bailiff staff may be confiscated.  


JURY SCAM ALERT

Bonner County residents should remain vigilant for potential Jury Service Scams in our area.  DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.  The caller may even identify himself/herself as an officer you may know.  The Bonner County Sheriffs Office and our local law enforcement agencies would not contact you in regards to items pertaining to jury service.  If you experience a scam caller situation, please take note of the following:

  1. Obtain the phone number(s) you received the call from
  2. DO NOT provide or confirm any personal information with the caller
  3. Listen for any noise in the background, accent of the person you are speaking with 
  4. Provide you with a particular name
  5. Record the conversation if you are able to 

If you think you may have become a victim of a jury scam, please contact the Bonner County Sheriffs Office Dispatch (non emergency 208-265-5525) and the Jury Commissioner by phone, email, or in person.  

    

If you have any questions or need assistance, 

please contact the Jury Commissioner

Jury Commissioner:  David Thurman

Deputy Jury Commissioner:  Mich Lewis-Sorensen

Phone:  (208) 265-1443 

Email:  jury@bonnercountyid.gov

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