Jury Duty Information

Covid-19 Temporary Procedures

Due to the ongoing emergency measures put into place all jury trials are hereby cancelled until July 6th according to the order issued by the State Supreme Court. Any persons summoned for April or May, or moved about, are released from their summons at this time. Pools have been made for the July trial dates currently, and summons are actively out and awaiting responses. If the WA State Supreme Court decides to extend this order, we will do our best to contact parties notifying them of changes.

Please see the current judge’s order regarding court scheduling  HERE. (Order issued 04/15/2020) 

This order will be updated as the judge continues adjustments in accordance with the state orders. 

Term of Service

The Court's days of operations (excluding Federal Holidays) are Monday thru Fridays. If seated or empaneled on a trial, jurors serve until the end of that trial. Trials on average run 1-2 days (occasionally 3). However, you will still be eligible for juror service in case of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance within two weeks. Should this happen, the Jury Manager will call you and inform you when to report. 

Call-In Procedure

The Superior Court utilizes a call-in system with a recorded message to inform you if your service will be required. Please call the following number after 5:00 PM the DAY BEFORE YOU ARE TO ATTEND and you will be advised on when and where you need to report. The call in number is (509) 773-2396 or our Toll Free Number is 1-877-877-8024.

Jury Panel Selection RCW 2.36.080

It is the policy of Washington State that all persons selected for jury service be selected at random from a fair cross section of the population of the area served by the court. All qualified citizens have the opportunity (in accordance with Ch. 135 Laws of 1979 ex. sess.) to be considered for jury service in this state and have an obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose.

Juror Qualifications

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Klickitat County
  • Able to communicate in the English language
  • Not be under current DOC Supervision