Juror Qualifications


To qualify as a juror in Wayne County, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Be physically and mentally capable
  • Be able to read, speak and understand the English language
  • Live in Wayne County, Nebraska


You may be disqualified from serving on a jury for the following reasons:

  • If you have been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment in an adult correctional facility when the conviction has not been set aside or a pardon issued
  • If you are a Judge, Clerk of a District Court, Sheriff, or Jailer
  • If your spouse has been summoned for the same jury panel
  • If you or your spouse is a party to a lawsuit pending for trial to the jury panel for which you are summoned
  • If, within the past five years, you have served as a petit juror for more than four weeks, served on more than one grand jury, or served on both a grand jury and a petit jury
  • If you are 70 years or older, you can request not to serve, but you must do so at the time your juror questionnaire is returned