What to Expect
Jury Service is mandatory and prospective jurors' names are obtained from voter registration and DMV records. Service may be required as often as once per year and can be from one day to the length of one trial, starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.
What to Wear
Business attire is suggested. No tank tops, shorts, bare midriffs, culottes, strapless dresses, beach shoes, or bare feet are permitted in the courtroom.
Entering a Court Facility
When entering any court facility you may be screened through a security device. Do not bring knives, scissors, handwork needles, crochet hooks, metal nail files, screwdrivers, tools, wallet chains, handcuff keys or any item that may be used as a weapon.
Warning: All persons entering court facilities are subject to search. All weapons are prohibited. It is a felony to bring firearms or other unauthorized weapons into court buildings. This includes all knives, tear gases such as pepper spray and mace, taser and stun guns or deadly weapons pursuant to Penal Code Section 171B. Items considered weapons will be confiscated upon entering.
No cameras are allowed in courtrooms. See detailed list of other items not allowed in ANY court facilities.
Request to be Excused or Disqualified from Service
For those jurors who should be disqualified based on one of the criteria covered in sections A-I on your summons; or who are requesting an excuse due to a physical/mental disability or impairment; or as a result of caring for another, as listed in sections J and L of your summons.
You may download and print the Juror Response Form for your respective region (see below).
Once you have completed and signed the Juror Response Form, you may return the form by mail at the address listed on the bottom of the form, by fax, or scan and email it to the jury assembly room at the court address, fax number or email address on your summons.