Resources for Court Staff, Judges and Attorneys

Jury Instructions for Judges and Attorneys

The Judicial Council of California has adopted award-winning plain language civil and criminal jury instructions that accurately convey the law using language that is understandable to jurors. 

California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) and
Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)

Contact Info

Please note: you should contact your county's court directly for immediate issues regarding your jury service and/or summons. For program information, contact us at the:
Jury Improvement Program


External Resources

Jury Education and Management Forum

Center for Jury Studies
National Center for State Courts
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone (800) 616-6164
Fax (757) 564-2022

California Grand Jurors' Association
Public Relations Officer
Phone (805) 532-1321

California Law

cell phone poster
The poster above is a reminder to jurors that bans on research and dissemination of trial-related information apply to all forms of electronic and wireless communication.  Please be aware that inappropriate use of social media and the internet is prohibited.  

PDF versions of the poster are provided in two sizes: 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17”.