A Juror's Guide

Knowing what to expect goes a long way in calming nerves and gaining confidence. Learn what to expect if you're selected for jury duty.


There are generally mixed feelings and reactions to being selected for jury duty. Some might view it as an inconvenience to their lives, while others may find it fascinating. Some may get themselves excused claiming financial hardship, and others may wish they'd be chosen to sit on a trial. Whichever way you lean, it's always great to know what to expect. 

In this Jurors' Guide, Skagit County District Court lays out everything you might have questions about in order to prepare you and your expectations. Topics include:

  • How was I chosen?
  • What's next?
  • How long will I serve?
  • Can I go home durning the trial?
  • Might I be called but not sit on a jury?
  • What should I wear?
  • If I'm physically challenged...?
  • What about my job?
  • What if I have an emergency?
  • What types of cases may I hear?
  • What happens durning the trial?
  • Some do's and don'ts 

And though it's on Skagit County's website, it's good information for any person called for jury duty.

Read the Jurors' Guide