Montana law provides that all citizens 18 years of age or older, who are residents for at least 30 days of the state and of the city, town or county in which they are called for jury service, and who are citizens of the United States are eligible for jury service. Jurors are randomly selected from a combined list of active registered voters, licensed drivers or holders of Montana ID cards.
If you have been randomly selected for Missoula Municipal Court jury service for the 2022-23 jury term, you will receive a postcard. The jury term begins September 1, 2022 and ends August 31, 2023. No response is required when you receive the postcard. Should you be randomly selected to appear for a jury trial, you will receive a summons packet in the mail and be asked to respond at that time.
This notice is not a summons to report for a specific date. When you are needed to serve on a specific trial, you will be notified of the date by mail. If, during this jury term you appear twice for jury selection and are not chosen or you appear and are selected as one of the jurors to serve on a case, you may request to be excused for the balance of this term.
Many times after you have been selected for a particular case, the case settles before the time you are ordered to report. You may check the Jury Trial Status of the trial you have been summoned to report for at any time. We will attempt to notify you if the trial settles to avoid your having to report.