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FAQs

  • Will I receive proof of jury service for my employer?

    Upon check-in, you will be asked if you would like a work certificate.  If so, one will be provided.  If you are selected to serve on a trial, you will be given a certificate indicating each day of service.

  • I live far away. Am I still expected to appear for jury service?

    Yes.  If you live 75 or more miles away, one-way, from the Federal Courthouse, you may receive reimbursement for overnight accommodations.  You would receive a per day rate reimbursement towards hotel and meal expenses.  Hotel information will be included with your notice.

  • Is there a dress code for jurors?

    Casual attire is acceptable; however, jurors play an extremely important role in the court proceedings and are expected to dress in a manner reflective of the formality of the court.  Serving as a juror is an instrumental part of our government.  It demonstrates that our government is one of the people, by the people, and for the people.

  • Can I make a credit card payment over the phone?

    Yes, the Clerk's Office accepts credit card phone payments.  Please contact the Milwaukee or Green Bay Clerk's Office, and ask for cashier.

    Milwaukee: 414-297-3372

    Green Bay: 920-884-3720

  • Why did I receive a US Treasury check from the US District Court in Milwaukee?

    Please contact the Clerk's Office Financial Department at 414-297-3417 for information regarding the check you received.  You will need to provide the check number.

  • I received a restitution check and I need additional information.

    For basic case information, please contact the Clerk's Office Finance Department at 414-297-3417.  For detailed information on a specific case, please email Victim/Witness Services in the U.S Attorney's Office or call 800-680-8949

  • Why was my tax refund intercepted?

    Tax refunds are intercepted through the Treasury Offset Program and Wisconsin Tax Intercept Program, and are applied to the outstanding balance of your criminal debt.  If the amount intercepted is more than you currently owe, you will receive a refund.  Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for a refund.  Please contact the US Attorney's Office Financial Litigation Unit at 414-297-1700 if you have additional questions.

  • I have a question regarding my monthly payment statement.

    Monthly payment statements are generated by the US Depatment of Justice.  If you have questions regarding the information on the statement, please contact the US Attorney's Office Financial Litigation Unit at 414-297-1700.

  • Will I receive a 1099MISC for jury service?

    IRS regulations require 1099's to be issued and postmarked by January 31.  You will receive a 1099MISC for jury service if your attendance fees are $600 or more for the calendar year.  If you have additional questions, or need to know the amount you received in attendance fees for tax purposes, please contact the Clerk's Office Jury Administrator at 414-297-1209

  • I am a victim in a criminal case and need to report a change of address.

    To report a change of address, please contact the Clerk's Office Financial Department in writing, at 517 E. Wisconsin Ave, Rm. 362, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or via email.

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