The Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kings is a One Day-One Trial court. As a prospective juror, you should plan to be available for an all day service. Court hours are 8:00 AM. to 5:00 PM. You are required to call this system after 4:30p.m. on the business day prior to your summons for final reporting status. Example, if your jury service is on a Monday, you must call after 4:30p.m. on Friday .This system is available thru weekends and court holidays, but the Jury Office Staff is not available on these days. If you are summoned to jury duty, you are to appear at the designated time and place as advised by this system.
If you are selected as a juror, you must serve for the duration of the trial. If you are not chosen, you are dismissed. As a juror, you will receive $15.00 per day beginning the second day of appearance plus .34 cents per mile, one way. A check will be mailed to you upon completion of jury service. Please allow 2 weeks for processing. Employers are not required by law to pay employees their regular salary when on jury service. It is advisable to check with your employer before you appear regarding your company’s policy.
Dress Code: Please dress respectfully. Tank tops, shorts and bare feet are not permitted. Because the temperature of the jury assembly areas and courtrooms can be unpredictable, jurors are encouraged to dress in layers.
Court Security: You will pass through an airport-type security screening area as you enter the Courthouse. Knitting needles, scissors, knives, or weapons of any type, including guns, stun guns, mace or other caustic materials, are not allowed in any court facility. If you have a knife, you will have to take it back to your car. Laptop computers, cell phones, and other electronics will be x-rayed and may be turned on. You may bring reading material but do not bring any valuables, as the court is not responsible for lost items. >>click to view
The Jury Assembly Room is capable of Wi-Fi, but you will need to turn off your computer before entering the trial department.
The Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kings is located in the Government Center Complex between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues on Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA. The address to the Jury Assembly Room is 1426 South Drive, Building B, Hanford, CA 93230. The juror parking lot is located at Mather and South Drive. Parking is also available on Kings County Drive. Parking in the private medical parking lot to the west of our building is not permitted. Parking in spaces marked reserved is prohibited. Please see your Jury Summons for an area map, as well as a detailed map of the Jury Assembly Room and Juror Parking.