Every year in Los Angles County, public and private employers perform an
essential community service - they provide jurors for the Court’s jury system.
The jury system cannot exist without that support.
All Los Angeles County courts are now on the One-Trial term of service. Jurors
summoned for jury service receive a combined summons/affidavit form. This form
summons the juror to a specific court location for jury service. Your employee
must complete Section A, Steps 1 and 2, then call the 1-800-778-5879
(1-800-SRV-JURY) within five days of receipt to register and qualify for jury
service. Note: Your employee must complete Section A and register even if you
are not a U.S. Citizen. . Your employee may also register online by going to
the jury website and select “My Jury Duty Portal”.
Your employee is then required to telephone the 1-800-778-5879 number or log-in
to “My Jury Duty Portal” during a five-day period, as instructed on the
summons. If he/she is required to report and not selected on the first
reporting day, jury service will be completed. If your employee is assigned to
a courtroom for participation in the jury selection process and jury selection
is not completed by the end of your first day, he/she is required to return to
complete this process. If your employee is selected to serve as a trial juror,
the term of service will be the length of the trial.
Most jurors are sent to courtrooms for jury selection in panels of 30 or 35
depending on the length of trial. This helps ensure efficient courtroom use of
each juror. Jurors may be sent to multiple courtrooms during the day.
Los Angeles County has a unified court system. The system includes 12 Superior
Court Districts. The Superior Court has jurisdiction over all infractions,
misdemeanors, felonies and civil matters that occur within Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County courts average more than 3,000-4,000 jury trials a year.
The Telephone Center
The Juror Services automated telephone system 1-800-SRV-JURY (1-800-778-5879)
allows your employees to postpone their service, speak to a telephone agent to
request an excuse or transfer, or hear their on-call message at their
instructed call-in times. The system is available between 6:00 a.m. to
midnight. The TTY for the Hearing Impaired is (888) 354-0441. Telephone agents
and the TTY number are only available during court business hours of 8:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On-line Services (My Jury Duty Portal)
The Los Angeles Superior Court offers various on-line services that jurors
From this website, select the Online Services Link “My Jury Duty Portal”,
located in the left side menu options. When the “My Jury Duty Portal” login
page appears, your employee will type his/her JID Number, PIN Number and Last
Name (as it appears on the summons). Select the “Submit” button to proceed.
The tabs at the top of your “My Jury Duty Portal” main page will guide you
through the on-line process. If any of the tabs are not enabled, e.g. grayed
out, the option is not available to your employee because:
He/she has not completed your “MyInfo” information;
He/she has not registered for service;
He/she has received a “Failure to Appear” notice;
He/she has received an “Order to Show Cause” notice;
He/she has requested an excuse or transfer, and is still waiting to
hear back from the court.
If the online orientation is grayed out, this may mean that your employee
is too late to perform online orientation (see requirements for online orientation).
Online Services include:
On-line Orientation - allows your employee to view and experience the
orientation process via the internet. The interactive orientation will take
approximately one hour and can be viewed at a time that is convenient to the
juror. Completion of the orientation, with a printed certificate, allows the
juror to start service on his/her reporting day, up to two hours later. The
amount of time your employee saves will depend on the court to which he/she
have been summoned. Your employee will not have to participate in the
In-House orientation process. To access the online orientation select the
“Orientation” tab on the “My Jury Duty Portal”.
Please note that jurors may begin the on-line orientation any time after
registering for service, but no later than 10:00 p.m. Sunday prior to their
Register for Jury Service - allows your employee to complete his/her
summons online, and register for jury service. Before he/she can begin the
registration process he/she must select “My Jury Duty Portal” on the
jury website, then select the “MyInfo”, and complete the requested information.
Then the juror can proceed to the “My Summons” tab and complete his/her summons
and register for service.
Request Postponement - allows your employee to postpone his/her jury
service if personal or business matters do not allow the juror to perform
service during the report week listed on the summons. He/she may postpone up to
90 days only. To request a postponement select “My Jury Duty Portal”.
Select the “MyInfo” tab and complete the requested information (if not
registered for service, also select the “My Summons” tab), and then select the
“Reschedule” tab (see “online information” for additional information)
Request Reporting Instructions - allows your employee to “Report-In” and
access reporting instructions during your employee’s service week. To obtain
reporting instructions, go to the jury website and select “My Jury Duty Portal”.
Select the “MyInfo” tab and complete the requested information, and then select
the “Reporting Instructions” tab (see “online information” for additional information).
Request an Excuse from Jury - allows your employee to request an excuse based on
financial, medical or other hardships. To request an excuse, go to the jury website and
select “My Jury Duty Portal”. Select the “MyInfo” tab and complete the requested
information (if not registered for service, also select the “My Summons” tab), and then
select the “Excuse” tab (see “online information” for additional information).
Request a Transfer to Another Court Location - allows your employee to request a
transfer to another court location based for extreme hardships. To request a transfer go
to the jury website and select “My Jury Duty Portal”. Select the “MyInfo” tab and
complete the requested information (if not registered for service, also select the “My
Summons” tab), and then select the “Reschedule” tab (see “online information” for additional
Correct Address Online – allows your employee to correct his/her mailing address online.
He/she can do this by selecting the “MyInfo” tab.
Special Handling - allow your employee to provide us with additional information as to why
he/she cannot serve: has served within the last 12 months; juror is deceased; active military duty;
moved out of Los Angeles County; nursing mother; juror need ADA accommodations, U.S. Expatriates
living outside of the United States, etc.
Other Information - your employee can also obtain information about his/her court location, parking,
maps, transportation, and places to eat near the court location.
How Jurors Are Summoned
The selection and management of jurors is governed by the California Code of
Civil Procedure. By law, potential jurors for Los Angeles County courts are
from the voter list and the Department of Motor Vehicles' driver’s and
identification card holder lists.
Potential jurors are selected from the juror master list to receive a combined
affidavit/summons, called a one-step form. The form includes basic questions
about a juror’s ability to read and understand English, United States
citizenship, and Los Angeles County residency.
Fiscal Year 2010-2011
There were 3,824 sworn jury trials held in Los Angeles County.
2,652,151 jurors were summoned for service. 1,494,062 jurors responded.
Of those, 404,337 were not qualified to serve.
Another 242,273 were not able to serve due to various hardships.
560,512 of those summoned actually served.
Most jurors served an average of 1.36 days.
Employer Participation Is Vital To The Jury System
We wish to extend our deepest appreciation to public and private employers in
Los Angeles County for supporting the jury system. We cannot overemphasize how
crucial that support is. Without employer participation, jury trials would come
to a standstill. As a consequence, private and corporate citizens would lose a
fundamental principle on which we all depend - justice!