Heather Wilkerson, Asst. Jury Administrator
259 Robert J. Dole U.S. Courthouse
500 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Mary Beth Hill, Jury Administrator
490 U.S. Courthouse
444 S.E. Quincy
Topeka, KS 66683
For building information, directions, parking and a list of local eateries, click here.
Parking fees and milage to and from the courthouse will be reimbursed along with your attendance fees. Click here for directions and parking.
NOTICE: New mileage rates became effective on January 1, 2013. If you received reimbursement for travel during the time period January 1 – 14, 2013 at the 2012 rate (.555), you may be eligible to make a claim for the difference. For more information CLICK HERE.
When you report to the courthouse for jury duty, here are some tips for your visit:
Every month a number of jurors are selected from the qualified wheel and sent jury summons. The jury information form may be completed and returned by mail or completed on-line at eJuror. The District of Kansas covers the entire state of Kansas so your summons will tell you which division you would report to, Kansas City, Topeka or Wichita.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1861, all litigants “have the right to grand and petit jurors selected at random from a fair cross section of the community.” The court uses a two-step process to select jurors. First, a master jury wheel is created by selecting names at random from the official list of registered voters. Then, names are randomly drawn periodically from the master jury wheel to receive juror qualification questionnaires. Individuals’ answers to these questionnaires determine whether they are legally qualified to serve. If so, the names of those persons are put in a second or qualified wheel. As prospective jurors are needed for a specific trial or grand jury, jurors summonses are sent to persons randomly selected from the qualified wheel. All of these selections are carried out through a properly programmed electronic data processing system for pure randomized selection. The pure randomized process ensures that the mathematical odds of any single name being picked are substantially equal. Please see D.Kan.Rule 38.1, Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors, for additional information.