Wyoming District Courts
The Wyoming District Courts are trial courts of general jurisdiction in Wyoming. There is a District Court in each of the state's 23 counties.
"The district judges preside over felony criminal and civil cases as well as the juvenile and probate matters. They also hear appeals from lower court decisions. The jurisdiction of the district courts is unlimited except for small claims cases and misdemeanors, which go to the circuit courts. As a result, the work of the district courts includes the most serious cases and controversies in the state."
There are nine judicial districts in Wyoming.
Judicial selection in Wyoming uses the commission process. District Court judges serve six-year terms. To qualify, an applicant must be admitted to the Wyoming State Bar and a qualified elector of the state.