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Jurors Information

 

Skamania County Superior Court understands and appreciates that jury duty can be inconvenient. But, jurors are an indispensable part of our system of justice. We are grateful for your willingness to serve as jurors. We hope you will find the experience to be rewarding. Jury service is an essential element of our American judicial system. Trial by jury is provided as a constitutional right. Jury service is one of the privileges of citizenship in the United States. Jurors do not need any special skills or legal knowledge. You do, however, need to be able to set aside personal feelings and biases and be willing to keep an open mind before making a decision. A fair and impartial trial and the rendition of a just verdict depend upon the combined efforts of the jurors, the judge, and the lawyers. Thank you for doing your civic duty.

Term of Service

The Courts' days of operations (excluding Federal Holidays) are Mondays through Fridays. If seated or empaneled on a trial, jurors serve until the end of that trial. Trials typically last between 1 to 3 days. However, you will still be eligible for juror service in cases of an emergency or unforeseen circumstances to be called again within the same month. Should this happen the Jury Manager will call you and inform you when to report.

Call in Procedure

The court uses a call in system with a recorded message to inform you if your service will be required. Please see the Clerk’s webpage for instructions on when to call in and the number.

Jury Panel Selection RCW 2.36.080

It is the policy of this state that all persons selected for jury service be selected at random from a fair cross section of the population of the area served by the court, and that all qualified citizens have the opportunity in accordance with chapter 135, Laws of 1979 ex. sess. to be considered for jury service in this state and have an obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose.

To qualify for jury duty, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen, Be 18 years of age or older, Be a resident of Skamania County,

Be able to communicate in the English language, Not been convicted of a felony or if

convicted, have your rights restored and be able to submit proof.

Contact Us

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 Office Hours:
8:30AM - 12:30PM &  1:30PM -  5:00PM

Monday through Friday

(Closed on all Federally
recognized Holidays)

Office Location:
240 NW Vancouver Ave Stevenson, WA 98648

Mailing Address:
PO Box 790 Stevenson, WA 98648

Phone:
(509) 427-3765

Transcripts

Superior Court is a court of record. Most Superior Court proceedings are electronically recorded. To purchase a copy of the record, complete the request form  here  and send it with payment to the Superior Court Administrator. When requesting a copy, you will need to provide the hearing date, the names of the parties and the case number.

The following transcriptionists have been approved by the Court to prepare verbatim reports of proceedings (appellate transcripts) pursuant to GR35 and RAP 9.2.

Evelyn M. Pierce
5404 NE 121st Avenue #69
Vancouver, WA 98682-6263
(360) 944-0449
email

(Video recordings on CD as well as cassette tapes of all sizes may be sent to Evelyn Pierce for transcription. Ms. Pierce does not transcribe from Videotape.)

Tammy Wooldridge
Columbus Transcribing Service
2521 Columbus Avenue
Port Angeles, WA  98362
(360) 460-2270
email

 

2017 SKAMANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CALENDAR

2018 SKAMANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CALENDAR