Thank you for responding to your jury summons. We hope your experience as a juror is educational and interesting. Without willing jurors, the fairness and integrity of our judicial system could not be maintained. If you have any specific problems while you are with us, please bring them to the attention of one of the clerks.
BRIAN D BARLOW, Judge
BRIAN D GWINN, Judge
NICHOLAS L. WALLACE, Judge
MELISSA K. CHLARSON, Court Commissioner
WELCOME TO AN IMPORTANT JOB!!
The right to trial by a jury of our fellow citizens is one of our most important rights and is guaranteed by the Washington State and United States constitutions. By serving on a jury, you are helping to preserve this freedom. Your job as a juror is to listen to all the evidence presented at the trial and to ‘decide the facts’ – that is, to decide what really happened. On the other hand, the judge ‘decides the law‘ – that is, makes decisions on legal issues that come up during the trial. Most of the Grant County District Court trials last only one day, and at most two days. Lunch breaks are usually from noon to 1:30 pm. Whether selected to be on a six-person jury panel or not, you will have satisfied your jury summons by your appearance and availability to serve.