Jury Service

Jury duty is an essential element of the American judicial system. Trial by jury is provided as a constitutional right and, therefore, jury duty is a privilege and responsibility of every United States citizen. By Idaho state law, jurors are selected at random from a master list generated in each county from driver's license and voter registration records.

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Jurors may be called to serve in either the District Court or Magistrate Court in Kootenai County. A District Court juror will be called to hear civil cases involving over $10,000 or felony criminal cases. Magistrate Court jurors will hear civil cases involving less than $10,000 or misdemeanor criminal cases.

The law affecting jury service is Idaho Code 2-201 through 2-221.

The Commissioner

Kootenai County's Jury Commissioner is Pete Barnes.