Please carefully read the information below before accessing eJuror to respond to your summons.
USING eJUROR TO RESPOND TO YOUR SUMMONS
Use the eJuror link to access the application and respond to your summons. You will need your Juror ID number and date of birth to log in. Once logged in, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire and confirm the information you have entered. Once you have confirmed, you will go to the Juror Instructions page. You have now responded to your jury summons. If you need to make a request to be excused, exempted, or disqualified, you can do so from the Juror Instructions page. You can also request a postponement. If you make a request and do not receive a notification within 10 days, please log in to eJuror again to check your status before contacting our office.
TERM OF SERVICE
The term of service is one day or one trial. If you are not selected to serve on a trial by the end of the first day and are not ordered by the Court to return for a second or subsequent day of selection, your term of service is complete.
The average jury trial in Orange County takes up to 5 court days to complete. Jury trials do not always take place on consecutive days and they may take 2 business weeks or more to complete. If you would be unavailable to serve on a multiple day jury trial at the time of your jury service, please consider postponing your service to a more convenient time. To postpone your service, please select Postponement on the Juror Instructions page.
If any of the below apply, please click Disqualification on the Juror Instructions page.
- Not a Citizen of the United States
- Under 18 years of age
- Not a Resident of Orange County
- Insufficient knowledge of the English language
- Convicted of a Felony or Malfeasance in Office
- Currently serving or will be serving as a Grand or Trial Juror
- Subject of a Conservatorship
- This person is deceased —you may notify our office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUEST FOR EXCUSE
If any of the below apply, please click Excuse on the Juror Instructions page.
- Physical or Mental Disability
- Care to Another (non-professional)
- Extreme Financial Burden
- Completed Call-In or Reporting Jury Service within the past 12 months
- Active Duty Military
Peace Officers Only: click Peace Officer Exemption on the Juror Instructions page.
REPORTING VS. CALL-IN JURY SERVICE
If Step 2 on your summons instructs you to “Appear at”, you should report on the date/time indicated.
If Step 2 on your summons instructs you to call for instructions, you are a call-in juror. Please call the phone number listed in Step 2 AFTER 5:00 PM on the date indicated and listen for your instructions. You will be instructed to report only if additional jurors are needed. If employed, DO NOT TAKE THE DAY OFF FROM WORK unless you have been instructed to report. Please be prepared to report mid-day if instructed to do so.
If you cannot report to jury service on a one hour notice, click on Postponement after completing and confirming the questionnaire, and select a specific date (Monday-Thursday) to report to the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES/ADA ACCOMMODATIONS
To request a special accommodation such as closer parking adjacent to the courthouse or a sign language interpreter, please select “Yes” on the questionnaire when asked “Do you require Special Accommodations” and provide the requested follow-up information.
Full-time students are required to serve. You may, however, reschedule your jury service during semester/quarter breaks.
OUTSIDE THE US?
For security reasons, eJuror will not work outside of the United States. Please contact our office at 657-622-7000 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (PST) to respond to your summons, or click here to send a message to Jury Services.
If you are currently (or will be at the time of your jury service) breastfeeding a child, you may request a postponement of up to 12 months.