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Jury Commissioner's Office


Commissioner's Address:
Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court Street, Room 116
Reno, Nevada 89501
775-328-3152
775-328-3188 fax
Kaili Lane
Jury and Interpreter Services Manager
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FAQ



How did my name get on the jury list?

To compile the jury list, we use data gathered from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Anyone over the age of 18 with a driver's license or an ID may be summoned for jury service.

Your driver’s license does not indicate if you are a convicted felon or if you are not a citizen, please indicate that information on your questionnaire.

Do I have to serve even if I don’t want to?

Unless you have a legal exemption per NRS 6.020 you must appear for jury service. Jury duty is an obligation as well as a right of every United States citizen.

What if I am self-employed, a single parent or work for tips?

Any hardship, financial or personal, may be stated to the court. The Jury Commissioner’s Office does not have the authority to release potential jurors for hardships.

How should I dress?

Juror attire should reflect the dignity and professionalism of the court. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops or sweat pants. Sweatshirts or tee shirts with any offensive pictures or statements printed on them should not be worn to court.

The temperature of the courtrooms may fluctuate. Jurors are encouraged to dress accordingly.

What kind of hours will I be there?

Jury selection starts at staggered times starting at 7:45 A.M. Generally court convenes for the day at 5:00 P.M. However, if you are a selected juror, once the case is in deliberations you may be here after 5:00 P.M. You will be informed approximately when deliberations will begin, this will allow you to make any necessary arrangements.

What if I can’t make it on the day you have assigned me?

Call the Jury Commissioner’s Office and we will do our best to accommodate you with a new date.

I have a medical condition that will prevent me from serving what should I do?

Please provide a letter from your doctor stating you cannot serve due to your medical condition and we will relieve you of your jury obligation.

Does my employer have to pay me?

Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) does not require your employer to pay your wage while you are on jury duty. However, many do, please check with your Human Resources Representative to see if you will receive your pay while on jury duty.

Do you provide day care?

No. You will need to find day care for your child. Please do not bring your children to court.