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 landing 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 landing page. You can also request a postponement. If you make a request and do not receive a postcard or email notification within 10 days, please log in to eJuror again to check your status before contacting our office.
JURY DUTY: RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY
The right of a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States. This right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution which provides that "the right of trial by jury shall be secured to all and remain inviolate."
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.
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. 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 midday if instructed to do so. If you cannot report to jury service on a one hour notice, please access eJuror and click on Postponement to select a specific date to report to Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
All Justice Centers are equipped with airport style weapon screening. All weapons and any other items deemed dangerous by the Sheriff’s Department will be confiscated. They include, but are not limited to: knives, guns, chemical sprays, scissors and knitting needles.
Business casual attire is suggested. Shorts and tank tops are not appropriate courtroom attire. The temperature of the jury assembly areas and courtrooms are unpredictable. Jurors should dress accordingly.
WIFI AND OTHER INFORMATION
You may bring personal computer laptops, reading materials, etc. Free wireless internet is available in all jury assembly rooms.
There are brief recesses throughout the day, and you will have at least an hour for lunch. You may bring your lunch and give it to a jury services staff member for refrigeration until your lunch break.
Jurors are paid $15.00 a day and 34 cents a mile, one way, starting with the second day of service. This fee is paid to jurors regardless of whether they are sworn or going through jury selection.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS: RIGHT TO TIME OFF
California Labor Code Section 230(a) states: “An employer may not discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve as required by law on an inquest jury or trial jury, if the employee, prior to taking the time off, gives reasonable notice to the employer that he or she is required to serve.”
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES/ADA ACCOMMODATIONS
To request a special accommodation such as closer parking adjacent to the courthouse or a sign language interpreter, please send an e-mail with “ADA Request” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please explain the requested accommodation in the body of your e-mail.
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.
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.