The mission of the United States District Court for the District of Montana is to support, defend and preserve the Constitution of the United States by providing an impartial forum for the just resolution of disputes. We act so as to protect individual rights and freedoms, preserve judicial independence and promote public trust in the Judiciary of the United States of America.
Jury Scam Targets Montana
You may be the target of a juror scam. Recently a number of people have received phone calls and/or emails with threats of prosecution—including fines and jail time—for failing to appear for jury service in federal court. These calls and emails are fraudulent and are not connected with the U.S. Courts. Members of the public also are warned about any request to provide confidential information in response to callers or to an email. The federal court will not ask for sensitive information such as a Social Security number, driver's license number, or mother's maiden name, in a telephone call or email.
Initial contact between a federal court and a prospective juror will be a request through the U.S. mail to complete a juror qualification questionnaire (some jurors may subsequently go online to a secure court website to complete that questionnaire.) Phone contact by federal court officials to potential jurors will never include requests for Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or any other sensitive information. If you receive a call asking for this information, or if you have questions, please contact the District of Montana Jury Administrator at 1-800-296-6577.
To learn more about juror scams, see this U.S. Courts web page.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Montana is creating a new jury wheel. Official Notices have been mailed from the Billings Division to randomly selected registered voters and licensed drivers throughout the state requiring letter recipients to complete a Qualification Questionnaire within 10 days of receipt of the letter. The purpose of the Questionnaire is to determine if the randomly selected individuals are qualified to serve as federal jurors; the letters are not a notice to serve as a juror at this time. Because of high usage, eJuror users may receive a busy error message when trying to access the site. We apologize and ask that users please try again later. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
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- Electronic devices, such as cameras, cellular phones, wireless devices, laptops, etc., are not permitted in any Montana federal courthouse. For more information, see Standing Order DLC-24.
- Government issued photo identification (drivers license, military id, etc.) is required upon entering any of the Montana federal courthouses.
- Please do not bring/wear excessive metal objects such as pocket knives, key chains, belts, jewelry, etc., as you will be passing through metal detectors at the security check-in.