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David Thurman
Jury Commissioner
David Thurman, Jury Commissioner
Phone Numbers
208-265-1477 (jury reporting line) 208-265-1443 (office)
Fax: 208-265-1475
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
Bonner County Courthouse
215 First Avenue
Sandpoint,
ID
83864

Jury Service

Welcome to the Bonner County Jury Service website.  This website contains important information regarding jury service for current and future jurors.  Jury Service is an essential element of our judicial system.  Trial by a 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.
    Please read the Jury Scam Alert message located at the bottom of this page.
           JUROR INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS
JURY QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE FORM PROCEDURES: Please note that new Juror Qualification Questionnaire procedures were implemented as of November 17, 2021. If you receive a Summons for Jury Service postcard via mail, the process can now be completed through this website. You will need to review the Jury Instructions Notice and then complete the Juror Qualification Questionnaire.  If you are unable to complete the process online or you have any questions or concerns, please correspond via email to jury@bonnercountyid.gov if you are unable to reach the Jury Commissioner by phone at (208) 265-1443.  After your questionnaire is reviewed by the Jury Commissioner, you will receive a response via email or mail with your qualification status, Panel and Reporting Numbers. Please ensure you print or save the Jury Instructions Notice and the Juror Qualification Questionnaire Response Email or postcard as you may need to reference these documents to assist you with your jury assignment responsibilities.   If you are unable to serve during your assigned month, you will need to complete and submit a Jury Postponement and Excused Days-Off Request Form to request an alternate month of jury service or to request any excused days. If you have any medical concerns that affect your ability to serve as a juror, you will need to have your doctor complete and submit a Physician's Certificate for Release to be excused temporarily or permanently. It is your responsibility to ensure this form is submitted to the Jury Commissioner by the 1st of your assigned month. If your form is not received by the 1st of your assigned month, you are then considered a Qualified juror and will be required to report for jury service when your Reporting Number is selected. Paper forms are also available for pick up at the Bonner County Courthouse or you may complete your Juror Qualification Questionnaire process at our kiosk.   Additional information is listed below on this website for your reference.

Jury Instructions Notice

Please read these instructions prior to filling out the Questionnaire.



Juror Qualification Questionnaire

Please complete form and click Submit at the bottom of the screen.  

After your Questionnaire is processed, you will receive an email with your qualification status.  Additional forms are located below if you have any medical concerns or need to request postponement / excused days.

Physicians Certificate For Release
Please provide this form to your Doctor to complete and return.

Please ensure you submit your Juror Qualification Questionnaire with this form.




Idaho Statutes Governing Jury Service

You will receive an email response after your request is processed with your Juror Qualification Questionnaire.
Please ensure you submit your Juror Qualification Questionnaire with this form.





JURY TRIAL INFORMATION

PANEL 10 -
OCTOBER 2022
JURY TRIAL CALENDAR 
(Update as of 2:00PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022)
NOTE: Jury service assignments are for the entire month that you are assigned.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are available for jury service for the ENTIRE month.  If you have any scheduling conflicts or medical concerns, please ensure your forms are submitted to the Jury Commissioner as soon as possible.  If your Reporting Number is within the range of the numbers listed below, you are assigned to a jury trial and you are directed to report at the designated date and time listed.  If your Reporting Number is not within the number range listed, then you are not assigned to a jury trial at this time.  Updated information will be posted each Wednesday and Friday after 6PM or as information becomes available.  Please read the Jury Instructions Notice and your Juror Qualification Questionnaire email reply or postcard for information regarding your jury service responsibilities.

DATE
REPORTING NUMBERS
REPORTING TIME
 
REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS
Monday, 
October 3, 2022 
TENTATIVE
N/A

N/A

All Panel 10-October Qualified jurors are to check back on Friday, September 30, 2022 after 6 PM for updated jury trial information regarding this jury trial.
Thursday, 
October 6, 2022 
TENTATIVE
N/A
N/A
All Panel 10-October Qualified jurors are to check back on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 after 6 PM for updated jury trial information regarding this jury trial.
Tuesday, 
October 11, 2022 
TENTATIVE
N/A
N/A
All Panel 10-October Qualified jurors are to check back on Friday, October 7, 2022 after 6 PM for updated jury trial information regarding this jury trial.  Please be advised that Monday, October 10, 2022 is a holiday.
Thursday, 
October 13, 2022 
TENTATIVE
N/A
N/A
All Panel 10-October Qualified jurors are to check back on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 after 6 PM for updated jury trial information regarding this jury trial.
Thursday, 
October 20, 2022 
TENTATIVE
N/A
N/A
All Panel 10-October Qualified jurors are to check back on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 after 6 PM for updated jury trial information regarding this jury trial.
Monday, 
October 24, 2022 
TENTATIVE
N/A
N/A
All Panel 10-October Qualified jurors are to check back on Friday, October 21, 2022 after 6 PM for updated jury trial information regarding this jury trial.
Thursday, 
October 27, 2022 
TENTATIVE
N/A
N/A
All Panel 10-October Qualified jurors are to check back on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 after 6 PM for updated jury trial information regarding this jury trial.



PLEASE NOTE:  QUALIFIED jurors are jurors that have returned their Qualification Questionnaire and have received their status postcards OR email notification response from the jury office.  If you have not received your status postcard or email response, please contact the Jury Office @ (208) 265-1443 or email the Jury Commissioner at  jury@bonnercountyid.gov.  Please note the Juror Qualification Questionnaire email responses could also go to your Spam email account. 


NOTICE TO ALL JURORS:

Per First Judicial District of the State of Idaho Administrative Order H22-DW.33.   The Jury Trial Schedule is listed above and may be subject to change.  If Administrative Orders from the Idaho State Supreme Court are cancelled, modified, or extended, updates will be provided on this website and the Bonner County Jury Reporting Line at (208) 265-1477.  Masks are currently NOT REQUIRED (but may be subject to change if directed) to be worn inside the Bonner County Courthouse in accordance with Administrative Order  H22-DW.33.



ALL PANEL 1 thru 9 - JANUARY thru SEPTEMBER 2022 JURY PANELS ARE RELEASED.  

PANEL 10 - October 2022 Summons for Jury Service postcards were sent by mail 15Aug2022.

PANEL 11 - November 2022 Summons for Jury Service postcards were sent by mail 19Sep2022.

PANEL 12 - December 2022 Summons for Jury Service postcards were sent by mail 19Sep2022.

 If you have not submitted your Juror Qualification Questionnaire, please do so as soon as possible.  Failure to submit your Juror Qualification Questionnaire or other necessary documents may result in being reassigned to an alternate month.

POSTPONEMENT or DAYS OFF DURING YOUR ASSIGNED MONTH OF JURY SERVICE: If you are unable to attend jury service during your assigned month, or on a particular day(s) during that month, please fill out a Jury Service Postponement or Days Off Request Form online and submit.  The request form will be processed with your Juror Qualification Questionnaire and you will receive an email response after it processed.  Our paper version of the form may be requested and sent by mail or you may pick up a form at the Bonner County Courthouse.JURORS OVER 70 and PREVIOUS RESIDENTS OF BONNER COUNTY:  
If you are over 70 years of age and no longer wish to serve or no longer a resident of Bonner County, are still required to complete and submit their Juror Qualification Questionnaire.  
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING TO THE BONNER COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT YOUR ASSIGNED DATES AND TIMES: If you fail to appear for jury service at your assigned dates and times or return your Questionnaire, you may be subject to appear before a judge and could be held in contempt of court and fined, or even jailed.  To ensure you report as required, you must call the Bonner County Jury Reporting Phone Messaging System or this website every Friday after 6:00 PM, beginning the Friday before the first day of your assigned month of service and continuing every Friday of your assigned month.  Have your Panel and Reporting Number ready when you call.  You will receive reporting instructions for the next week.  Be sure to listen to the entire message.  If there is more than one trial scheduled for the week, you will need to select Option 1, then select from the correct phone option (Option 3, 4, or 5) to hear the correct reporting instructions for your panel and reporting number.JURY SERVICE IN BONNER COUNTY IS FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH:   Jurors may be assigned more than one time during their month of service.  It is very common for the numbers to climb to Reporting Number 600 and then wrap back around to Reporting Number 1 and begin again.  You should not assume that just because you have been assigned to a trial that you are finished for the month. Please contact the Jury Office if you have any questions about this to avoid a failure to appear for a trial situation.
REPORTING TIMES FOR JURY SERVICE:  Reporting times 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 court schedule is very dynamic and reporting times cannot always be determined by the time you check in on Friday evenings.  The Jury Office will always instruct you to check back the evening before your trial is scheduled for further reporting information.  Parking at the Courthouse is available, but may also be limited.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive and sign in.MEDICAL NOTES:  If you need an exemption for a medical issue, you must provide the Jury Office with a completed Physician’s Certificate form and your completed Questionnaire.  You may print the form from this website, pick one up at the Bonner County Courthouse, or you may contact the Jury Office and request a form be sent to you.  Please note the form must be signed by a Medical Doctor(M.D.).  The form will then be forwarded to the District Judge for review and approval.  
TEXT AND EMAIL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:  If you would like to receive text and/or email notifications and updates about jury trials, please ensure you check those boxes on the Questionnaire and that you provide your cell phone number and provider and/or email address in the spaces provided.  This is a courtesy message that is sent to all jurors who elect to receive the text and/or email message, however it is the responsibility of each juror to check this website or the Bonner County Reporting Line for updated jury trial information.COVID-19 UPDATE:  The Bonner County Courthouse continues to monitor COVID-19 protocols for the State of Idaho.  Currently, masks and social distancing are not required, but may be worn if you choose to.  We are taking precautionary measures to limit the potential spread of the virus while also ensuring that we are able to continue with essential judicial proceedings. This is subject to change without notice by Order of the Administrative District Judge or the Idaho Supreme Court.

JURY SCAM ALERT:  The Jury Office has been notified of a potential Jury Service Scam in our area.  On June 6, 2022, Bonner County Sheriff's Office issued notice of spam callers attempting to contact jurors.  This also pertains to scam callers attempting to contact you in reference to Federal Jury Service.  Please be vigilant if you receive one of these calls.   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 Sheriff's Office or our other local law enforcement agencies would not contact you in regards to items pertaining to jury service.  When you are speaking with the person calling, please consider the following:

1) Obtain the phone number(s) the person is calling you on.  

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 or if they provide you with a person's name.

If you think you have been part of a jury scam, please contact the Bonner County Sheriff's Office non-emergency dispatch number at 208-265-5525.  You may also contact the Jury Commissioner by phone at 208-265-1443, by email to jury@bonnercountyid.gov, or in person at the Bonner County Courthouse to report the issue.  If your issue is not resolved, please let us know immediately.  

CONTACTING THE JURY COMMISSIONER:  The Jury Commissioner Cell Phone (208) 290-4993 is intended for  EMERGENCY USE ONLY by the Jury Commissioner for contacting jurors in the event landline service is down.  If you are unable to reach the Jury Office, please send an email to jury@bonnercountyid.gov  and we will contact you directly as soon as we can.  If you have an EMERGENCY that requires immediate contact with the Jury Commissioner and you are unable to reach the Jury Office by phone or email, you may then call the cell number.

Bonner County 

Jury Reporting 

Phone Number: 

(208) 265-1477

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Jury Commissioner:  David Thurman 
  • Assistant Jury Commissioner:   Mich Lewis-Sorensen
  • Phone Number: 208-265-1443     Fax:  208-265-1475
  • E-mail:  jury@bonnercountyid.gov 
  • Location: Bonner County Courthouse, 215 First Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
  • Map to Courthouse
  • Public parking is available in the lot South of the courthouse
  • Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays



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