The calendar year for the Lafayette County Judiciary is divided into three terms. The beginning days of each of the three terms are March 1st, July 1st and November 1st. The terms help organize the management of petit jury selection which is done through an automated process. In this process, the State of Missouri has established a master list to which names drawn from the Director of Revenue driver’s list, the Missouri Voter’s Registration List and the county’s personal property tax list have been added. It is from this master list that a determined number of names are selected and to whom questionnaires are issued. Once the questionnaires are received, the Board of Jury Commissioners reviews each of them for qualification purposes.
For cases utilizing the privilege of a trial by jury, a jury pool is created from the questionnaire group. These selected names are issued a summons that details the time, date and place of their requested appearance. As the information on the summons indicates, you are encouraged to call 660-259-6101 after 4:30 PM the night before the appearance date to get up-to-date information about the trial’s status, or view the information as updated on our home page.
Lafayette County has had a standing Grand Jury since 1996. Those individuals selected as members of each grand jury can expect to serve a six-month term beginning either January 1st or July 1st of each year and will generally serve one day each month. Grand jurors are entitled to receive $18.00 for each day of service and $0.26 per mile.
New Jury Trial Information and Updates
Update Posted June 12, 2013
NEW JURY TRIAL INFORMATION AND UPDATES
If you are a juror who has been summoned to appear for jury duty on JUNE 19TH, 2013, please be advised THE TRIAL IS PROCEEDING AS SCHEDULED. You will need to report to THE LAFAYETTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1001 Main St., 2nd Floor, Lexington, MO, on WEDNESDAY, June 19th, 2013 by 8:30 AM. Please call 660-259-6101 after 4:30 PM on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 or review this message to receive additional updates to the status of this matter.