JURY REPORTING IS ADMINISTERED BY THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
Jury Service in Franklin County
Jury service is an essential element of our American judicial system. Trial by jury is provided as a constitutional right. Jury service is one of the privileges of citizenship in the United States. Jurors do not need any special skills or legal knowledge. You do, however, need to be able to set aside personal feelings and biases and be willing to keep an open mind before making a decision. A fair and impartial trial and the rendition of a just verdict depend upon the combined efforts of the jurors, the judge, and the lawyers.
There are three levels of jurisdiction in Franklin County; District Court, Municipal Court and Superior Court. The Courts start new juries each Monday and Wednesday. Please phone (509) 537-0112 every Friday evening after 5:30 p.m. to find out if you are to report. A recording will announce if your candidate number was selected. If your candidate number is not selected to report for Monday, call Tuesday evening to see if your candidate number is selected to report on Wednesday. You will be advised of the length of the trial by the judge when you report to court for jury selection.
You can also logon to www.co.franklin.wa.us/eresponse to verify service.