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Jury Trials to Resume in the 16th Judicial District 

The 16th Judicial District would like to take this opportunity to inform residents within the district that it is the intention of the courts to resume jury trials in August of 2020.  In partnership with Public Health and legal stakeholders, a Jury Operations Committee is in the planning phases for resuming jury trials in Otero County in August 2020 and Bent and Crowley Counties in October 2020.  The Jury Operations Committee’s primary focus has been public safety for citizens summoned for jury service, witnesses, victims, law enforcement, media, attorneys, defendants, court personnel, and the observing public.  These considerations include strict adherence to social distancing, proper sanitation, the wearing of face coverings, and the mitigation of exposure risk in all areas at all times during the proceedings.  No plan will be implemented without approval from the local Public Health Department.  Proper screening procedures will be implemented upon entry into the courthouses. 

The trial courts are a pillar of our system and exist to ensure justice is upheld and constitutional rights are protected.  Obstacles presented by COVID-19 have made it difficult for the courts and other functions of government to operate in a sufficient manner.  Despite these obstacles, it is incumbent upon us to find a way to safely resume jury trials.  The courts understand and share in the health and safety concerns of citizens and will take great care to develop a comprehensive plan that takes into consideration all perspectives and risk factors. 

For more information regarding the Jury Operations Committee, please contact the 16th Judicial District Court Executive, C.J. Montoya at 719-383-7123. 


 Please read your entire summons to locate the date, time and division for the jury trial. 

You must be a resident of Otero County to serve on a jury trial in Otero County.

New information is only added/updated if and when there are changes to the trial date.

Please check back here or call the recorded jury line at (719) 384-0464 after 5:00 p.m. on the day before you are scheduled to report.

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13 West Third St. Room 207
La Junta CO 81050


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