Jury Duty

In accordance with N.R.S. 6.010. "every qualified elector of the state whether registered or not who has sufficient knowledge of the English language, and who has not been convicted of treason, felony, or other infamous crime, and who is not rendered incapable by reason of physical mental infirmity, is qualified juror if the county in which he resides"

A qualified juror is: 

  • At least 18 years of age 
  • A citizen of the United States 
  • A resident of the country 
  • Without felony conviction 

The average trial length is two to five days. Normally, jurors will be required to serve from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each day of trial. On the first day, jury selection will occur. Jury selection may take anywhere from two hours to the entire day. 

When appearing for jury duty you are encouraged to choose attire that reflects the dignity and professionalism of the Court. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, or sweatpants. Sweatshirts or tee shirts with offensive pictures or statements printed on them should also be avoided. However, the temperature of the courtroom may fluctuate so jurors are encouraged to dress accordingly. 

Please keep in mind that potential jurors are not paid an appearance fee, Jurors receive payment only if they are selected to serve on a jury. Each juror is paid $40.00 a day for jury service and will be reimbursed for travel costs. Juror typically receives their checks within two to three weeks of jury service. 

If you do not wish to appear for jury duty, understand that the following people are automatically exempt from service as trial jurors:

  • Any member if the Nevada Legislature or any employee of the Legislature or the Legislative Counsel Bureau, while the Legislature is in session. 
  • A person who is at least 70 years of age

Furthermore, in accordance with N.R.S. 6030, jurors may submit a formal request for exemption on the basis of:

  1. sickness or physical disability 
  2. serious illness or death of a member of the juror's immediate family. 
  3. Undue hardship or extreme inconvenience 
  4. Public necessity 

To submit a request to be excused, please Click Here, or provide a letter that includes the details of your request as well as your contact information at least three days BEFORE the date on which you are to appear for service. Your letter can be mailed to Judge Montero, submitted through the link above, or hand delivered to the Judge's Chambers.

To Submit a Response to a Contempt letter for failure to appear for Jury Duty please Click Here.