Jury Service

Justice For All: Jury Service features judges, academics, and former jurors explaining what to expect when called to jury service, including the jury selection process, the trial, and jury deliberations.

Jury Service and Fairness: Understanding the Challenges of Implicit Bias serves as a guide and a tool for jurors to identify whether they may have preconception that would impact their ability to serve. Originally developed by the Perception Institute and made in collaboration with the New York Unified Court System in 2021, it was adapted in 2023 by the Judicial Council in partnership with the California Judges Association.

In addition, an accompanying vignette entitled, A More Perfect Jury: A History of Jury Service, explores the history of jury service from its beginnings in English common law, into the Civil Rights and Women’s Suffrage movements, as well as new changes to California juries created by recent legislation.

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The Judicial Council is not involved in day-to-day court operations. For assistance resolving a jury service issue, please contact your local court directly.

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The Judicial Council of California and staff of the superior courts will never ask past or prospective jurors for financial information, credit card numbers, bank account information, or personal information like Social Security numbers. Do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with the courts. En español.