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Jury Service

Jury Duty – An Honored Service
The right to a trial by jury is a privilege that applies to both criminal and civil cases and is recognized as the foundation of the American court system, guaranteed by both U.S. and California Constitutions.

Jury Service and COVID-19

The Court has implemented significant changes to the jury protocol to ensure the safety of all potential jurors required to appear. All jurors and persons entering the courthouse are required to wear a mask while inside the courthouse. The Court will follow social distancing guidelines. There will be staggered reporting times to reduce the number of people in the jury assembly room and courtroom. There will be limited juror seating in the courtroom. Elevator and restroom use will be staggered to ensure social distancing. Enhanced sanitation protocols will be used during the jury selection process and trial. Hand sanitizer will be available in the courtroom, you may consider bringing a personal container of hand sanitizer as an additional precautionary measure. Thank you for your willingness to serve as a juror and to help the Court continue to provide this vital function of our democracy during these challenging times.

Remember to bring your summons with you to court.

Accommodation

Hearing equipment is available for the hearing impaired. If you require any accommodation including hearing equipment, please notify the jury staff upon your arrival.

If you require additional assistance (under the Americans with Disabilities Act) please call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and ask to speak with the ADA Coordinator.

  • ADA Info: (530) 842-0430

Jury Service Videos

Answering the Call for Jury Duty

Ideals Made Real - California's Juror Orientation Video

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