Jury Duty Notice
There is more than one Court System which summons jurors for trials.
If the summons received for Jury Duty is from the Spokane County Clerk, it is a Spokane County Superior Court Summons and the information on this website prevails. The parking permit on the Superior Court Summons states the term of your jury duty.
If the summons received is from the Federal Court System (Eastern District of Washington)
, then they will notify you of your term later on. If you have questions, go to their website and click on the 'Jury Service' icon for more information on the Federal Court System.
When you receive a Jury Summons and Juror Information Form (JIF), please keep the Jury Summons for your first day of service. You should fill out the Juror Information Form and return it immediately. If there are complications with the date or with actual service, you should write those concerns on the Juror Information Form before mailing it back to the court. Or you may use the Jury Management Information system to confirm that you received the summons and to provide the additional information that is needed for Jury Duty.
For additional information on the Jury Duty process, please refer to the Juror Information page and/or the FAQ's page.
Spokane County Courts
There are a total of 23 Judges trying cases in Spokane County's Superior, District and Municipal Courts.
Jurors in the Superior Court may serve on civil or felony cases.
No juvenile or domestic cases are decided by jury in Superior Court.
District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction and hears certain civil and criminal cases such as misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and domestic violence trials.
Municipal Court covers case involving the City of Spokane concerning ordinance, traffic and impound violations, and parking infractions.