Jury service is mandatory. Service may be required as often as once per year. Length of service can vary from one day to the duration of one trial.
Prospective jurors' names are obtained from voter registration and DMV records. Trial days begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
The right to a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States, whether citizen or not. This cherished right is guaranteed by both the United States and California Constitutions. Jury trials cannot be held unless people like you are willing to perform their civic duty. Jurors are essential to the administration of justice. A jury is a selected group of citizens that hears the testimonies in a legal dispute and determines what they believe is the truth.