Jury Commissioner

JURY INFORMATION

As a citizen of the United States you have the honor and responsibility of serving as a trial juror. It is a very interesting and rewarding experience. Service may bring some minor sacrifices, but you should not seek to avoid this opportunity. Service will bring you satisfaction and pride in government and yourself.

EXEMPTIONS FROM SERVICE

  • Any employee of the legislature or the legislative counsel bureau while the legislature is in session.
  • Any police officer pursuant to statute.
  • Any person 70 years or older.
  • Any person 65 years or over and lives 65 miles away from the location of the court, if such person requests to be exempt.

You may also ask to be "permanently excused" from service as a juror if you are "incapable," by reason of a permanent physical or mental disability, of rendering satisfactory service as a juror. You will also be permanently excused from service as a juror if you are not a citizen of the United States, or if you have been convicted of a felony.

If you believe that you are exempted from jury service, please contact the jury commissioner in your area.

NRS 6.030 does provide that the Court may temporarily excuse a juror from a particular trial on account of sickness or physical disability, serious illness or death of a member of his/her immediate family, undue hardship or extreme inconvenience, or public necessity. If you are summoned to appear as a juror and believe that you are entitled to be "excused" for one of the reasons set forth above, please contact the jury commissioner in your area.

COMPENSATION FOR JURY SERVICE

  • Unselected: $0 for first and second days, $40 starting on the third day, if required.
  • Selected Jurors: $40 per day.
  • Jurors traveling more than 30 miles, one way, from their home to the place of the trial receives 36.5 per mile

Jury service is one of the most unique privileges of being a U.S. citizen. Learn who’s eligible, what to do when summoned, and what happens when you’re selected. Learn how to do your part. And remember, a fair trial starts with you!

To view a  short video entitled "Answering the call for jury duty" describing who’s eligible, what to do when summoned, and what happens when you’re selected, please click HERE