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Jury Services

Juror Status - via Web

Check your Juror Status on-line - you'll need your Juror Badge Number and Juror Pin Number.

Juror Status - via Phone

24-Hour Juror Status through the automated system - you'll need your Badge Number and Pin Number:

  • (559) 589-2700

General Jury Service Information
For Information on Jury Qualifications, Failure to Appear, Postponement, ADA accommodations, Excusals, and Work Certificate.
Jury Service Instructions
Instructions if you have been summoned for Jury Duty such as Jury Pay, Dress Code, Court Security, WiFi Accomodations, Directions and Parking.
Directions/Parking/Transportation Options
Court Location and where to park

What to Expect If You Are Selected for Jury Duty
Information about serving as a juror.
Employer Information
Information for employers regarding Jury Service
Information for employers regarding Jury Service

Announcement - Identity Theft
Information on how to protect yourself from identity theft.

The right to a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States, whether citizen or not.  Both the United States and California Constitutions guarantee this cherished right.  You have been summoned to render an important service as a juror.  You have enjoyed the privileges of citizenship and the protection of your liberties and property through our system of self-government.  Now, for a short time, you will serve as a juror, an officer of the court, along with the lawyers and the judges.  As a juror, you are an important member of the judicial system of Kings County and California.

How Jurors are Summoned

The selection and management of jurors is governed by the California Code of Civil Procedure.  Jurorsí names are selected at random from lists of registered voters and persons who have valid California driver's licenses or identifications cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  The two lists are combined to create one Master Jury List.  Approximately one thousand (1000) prospective jurors each week are randomly selected from the master list to receive a summons.  The summonses are mailed approximately ten days prior to the service date.  The summons contains information and instructions on how to have jury service postponed; how to request to be excused from jury service; or how to notify the court of disqualification from jury service.

Qualification

To qualify as a juror in the State of California, you must be a citizen of the United States, over the age of 18, and a resident of the county in which you are summoned. If you do not meet these qualifications refer to the Part Two Affidavit section of the Jury Summons and mark the appropriate box. Then return the Juror Affidavit in Person or mail the Part Two Affidavit to the Jury Commissioner’s Office. The Juror Affidavit is a court document and providing false information is a crime punishable by imprisonment, fine or both.

Disqualification

If you feel you are not qualified to serve as a juror pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 203, answer Part Two of the summons marking the appropriate reason for the disqualification. After completion, return the request in person, by mail or fax to the Jury Office. The Jury Office must receive your request at least five working days prior to your scheduled service. The jury fax number is 559-585-3262. Contact the Jury Office at 559-582-1010 ext. 5041 to confirm the status of your request; otherwise you must appear on the day you have been summoned.

What If a Juror Does Not report as Instructed

Every resident of Kings County who is qualified to serve and who does not have a legal hardship or excuse must appear for jury service when summoned.  Willful failure to appear is contempt of court and punishable by a fine of up to $1000.00 and/or five days in the county jail.



Jury Office Hours - Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. excluding court holidays
Phone 559-582-1010 x5041 | Fax 559-585-3262
 
Superior Court of California, Kings County
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