The Santa Monica Courthouse is on the "One-Trial" jury service term. Under the One-Trial term of service, prospective jurors are placed on call for a period of five (5) days. The prospective juror is required to call in to receive instructions on whether he or she must report for service. Once instructed to report to court, and if selected to serve on a jury, the service obligation is fulfilled upon the conclusion of deliberation, whether or not a verdict is reached. The service obligation is also fulfilled if not in jury selection or selected on a jury at the end of the day when required to report. Please be prepared to accept a trial when you appear for service. The average trial is 5-7 days.
After 6:00 p.m. to receive instructions on whether you must report for service
Juror Call-In Telephone Number
The Call-in telephone number is (800) SRV-JURY, (800) 778-5879.
As A Call-In Program Participant You Can Expect To
- Call in for five days or until you
have been asked to report. If you have not been asked to report after five days, you service is complete.
- Appear as instructed once your group number is selected.
- Only be paid for days you actually appear as instructed (after your
first day of service)
To report an absence, please call the courtroom you have been assigned to directly.
The courtroom telephone numbers are listed on the "Juror Orientation Information Sheet" that you were given on your first day.
Jurors are to park in the open lot immediately south of the courthouse. The entrance to the parking lot is on Main St., approximately 1/10th of a mile north of Pico Blvd.
Jurors will be required to take a ticket to enter the parking lot. All juror parking tickets will be validated by jury staff. There are no in-and-out privileges.
Jurors are not to park in the multi-level parking structure located on Avenida Mazatlan east of the courthouse. The court is not authorized to validate parking for the multi-level parking structure. Jurors parking in this structure will not be reimbursed.
All questions concerning jury service should be directed to the jury personnel at 1-800-778-5879 (1-800-SRV-JURY), Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.