Please see our current Jury Trial Plan


Find out how the Jury System works in Clay County.


A Handbook for Trial Jurors and Jury Duty information you need to know if you are asked to report for Jury Duty.

Special (COVID-19) note: A juror’s safety and well-being are important to the Court.  The State and County no longer require certain restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unlike most other buildings, many people are required to come to the courthouse, rather than choosing to do so.  Accordingly, the Court, in consultation with the County Health Department, continues to utilize safety measures. This includes, but is not limited to:  This includes, but is not limited to:   utilizing screening questions upon entry and reconfiguring the courtroom, so that adequate and physical spacing can be maintained between persons with the use of plexi-glass. Jurors are encouraged to bring their own masks, as a mask will have to be worn at all times unless the Judge allows fully vaccinated persons to remove their masks. PPE supplies will also be made available. The Court understands that all citizens may have varying levels of caution at this juncture of the pandemic.   If a juror has health characteristics that cause them to have an extraordinary health risk or if there is a need for ADA accommodations, please call Melissa Stellner, Jury Coordinator, at (785) 632-3443.  Likewise, if a juror has a conflict, and cannot appear on the summoned trial date or during the expected days of trial, please contact the Jury Coordinator immediately.  Do not delay, or wait until the day of the jury trial to advise.


Safe Juries in Kansas Courts


Jury scams have seen a resurgence in recent months. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a court official do not give them your social security number or credit card information. Our court will never ask for personal information over the phone or by email. 

If you receive such a call or email, contact Melissa Stellner, Jury Coordinator, at 785-632-3443.