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PROSPECTIVE JURORS: Please make sure that you write down your JID/PIN number and keep it in a safe place for future reference, in case you misplace your summons.

You may register for jury service, postpone your service, request an excuse or transfer to another court location, obtain your reporting instructions, complete On-Line Orientation, or chat with one of our Agents by visiting the "My Jury Duty Portal".


ALERT TO THE PUBLIC:
The Los Angeles Superior Court does not--and will not--telephone jurors or potential jurors and ask them to disclose personal financial information. Click here for additional information.


General Information for Jurors Serving in Los Angeles County Courts


Jury Services Division Mailing Address
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Mailing Address – all inquiries or completed jury summons can be mailed to:

Juror Services Division
P.O. Box 53378
Los Angeles, CA 90053-0378


What Should I Do If I Receive a Jury Summons?
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Click here for information on what to do when you receive a Superior Court Jury Summons .


Jury Qualifications
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You do not need any special skills or legal knowledge to be a juror. All you need is an open mind and a readiness to work with the other jurors to make decisions.

To qualify for jury duty, you must:

    1. Be a citizen of the United States;

    2. Be able to read and understand basic English;

    3. Be a resident of the County of Los Angeles;

    4. Be at least 18 years old; and

    5. Not have been convicted of a felony or malfeasance in office. (If your rights have been restored by a pardon, or your record has been expunged, you may serve on a jury if you are otherwise qualified)

    6. Not currently on a grand jury or on another jury trial.

No one is exempt because of his or her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or economic status.

Minimum and Maximum Age Requirements
You are required to be at least 18 years of age to serve as a juror. There are no maximum age limits for jury service as long as the juror feels he/she has no health issues that would prevent them from serving.


What You Should Do/Know Before You Appear
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1. Write down your JID/PIN number for future reference (in case you misplace or lose your summons).

2. Contact your employer (your supervisor at work or your human resources representative) and let them know you have been summoned for jury service.

3. Find out how many days of service your employer pays for jury duty.

4. Call the 1-800-SRV-JURY (1-800-778-5879) to register for jury duty upon receiving your summons. You may also register online by selecting “My Jury Duty Portal” in the left-side menu options.

5. Call the 1-800-778-5879 number (have your JID and PIN number handy) beginning the weekend prior to your service date to find out if you are needed to appear. If you are not needed to appear on that particular day, you should go to work as scheduled. You may also check your reporting instructions online by selecting “My Jury Duty Portal” in the left-side menu options.

6. Dress respectfully – business casual attire is suggested. Do not wear shorts, halter or tank tops, clothing that exposes the midriff, beachwear, sandals, or clothing with inappropriate graphics, logos or wordings.

7. We suggest that you leave your home early enough to allow yourself time to find the parking location, court, and get through the building’s security screening. Knives, glass containers (such as juice bottles), metal utensils, scissors, nail clippers, metal knitting needles, weapons, or any other sharp objects are not permitted in any courthouse.


Payment
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You will be paid $15.00 a day beginning on the second day of service, plus $0.34 a mile one way, for mileage. The exception to this is a juror who is employed by a federal, state, or local government entity, or any other public entity as defined in California Code of Civil Procedures Section 481.200, and receives regular compensation and benefits while performing jury service. Jurors who are employed by such entities may not be paid pursuant to (California Code of Civil Procedure Sec. 215 .

Checks for jury service are computed at the completion of service and are mailed to you at your home address. Checks should be received within a few days after you complete service.

If you are serving on a case and are not required to report for a day or several days, you will not receive jury fees, credit for service, or written verification of service for the days you do not serve.

Questions regarding jury checks should be directed to jury payroll staff at (213) 974-5806.


Donating Juror Fees
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Jurors are allowed to donate their juror fees and/or mileage to one of the programs we have available:

  • CASA (formerly known as the Friends of the Child Advocates) - Each month in Los Angeles County, more than 800 hurt, frightened and confused children enter the Dependency Court, or the foster care system. These are children who have been removed from their parent’s custody because of severe abuse, neglect or abandonment. The mission of CASA is to improve the lives of these children through trained, dedicated, and effective volunteer advocates who are professionally supported by an experienced staff. The money donated to this program goes to a private, not-for-profit corporation. CASA’s goals are to provide maximum protection and representation of dependent children of the court. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with abused, neglected or exploited children, ensuring that the child’s voice is heard.
  • Juror Facilities Improvement Fund – This is a fund that helps improve all jury assembly rooms throughout Los Angeles County. The money donated to this fund will be applied to costs that are incurred in refurbishing the court’s jury assembly rooms.
  • Juror Services Enrichment Fund – The money donated to this fund will be used to help improve the overall experience of jury service in Los Angeles County through a wide range of efforts including but not limited to facility, emergency, education and jury appreciation programs.

Please consider waiving your fees or mileage to one of these programs. The staff in the assembly room have the appropriate form to complete.


Certification Of Jury Service
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A form certifying the number of days you performed jury service will be provided to you by the jury staff at the completion of your service. If you require a weekly certification for your employer, you may request it from the jury staff. Note: Although your service will be complete for 12 months after you call in for your required 5 days, you will not receive a certificate of completion for those call-in days.


Absences
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If you have been sworn as a juror on a trial, you must report any absences directly to the courtroom. You will be given the courtroom telephone number when assigned by the court clerk. Please keep this number handy until the trial is completed or you are excused.

If you are serving on a case and are not required to report for a day or several days, you will not receive jury fees, credit for service, or written verification of service for those days you do not serve.

You are expected to return to work, or notify your employer, any day or days you are not required to report for jury service.


Emergency
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If a general emergency or natural disaster occurs, such as an earthquake, flood, fire, etc., call 1-800-778-5879 (1-800-SRV-JURY) for instructions concerning jury service.

You will find information on the juror telephone call-in program, telephone numbers, and parking information on the location page for the courthouse to which you are reporting.


Dress Code
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Dress code should be business casual, but respectful of the court. Do not wear shorts, halter or tank tops, clothing that exposes the midriff, beachwear, sandals, or clothing with inappropriate graphics, logos or wordings.


Security
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When you enter the courthouse, you will go through a metal detector. Your handbag, briefcase, backpack, etc. will be x-rayed. Any item that Security deems as hazardous, or as a weapon, will not be permitted in to the building. You may be asked to leave the courthouse and return without the items, or they will be confiscated. Below is a partial list of banned items:
Alcohol Markers
Aerosol Sprays Martial Arts Equipment (of any kind)
Ammunition Metal Belts
Bats Metal Hair Picks
Belt Buckles (that can be used as weapons) Metal Nail Files
Belt Buckles (resembling actual firearms) Metal Stress Balls
Bicycle Pumps Metal Utensils (knives, forks, spoons)
Bicycles or Bicycle Parts Metal, Composite, or Wooden
Bobby Pins Knuckles
Bottle Openers Nail Clippers
Box Cutters Narcotics
Ceramic mugs, bowls, plates Padlocks
Chains (excluding jewelry) Pepper Spray
Cigar Cutter Ray Tail Combs
Curling Irons Razors
Firearms Razor Blades
Flammable Sprays Pocket Knives
Flashlights (> 3” in length) Rollerblades
Glass Containers (>than 3”x1’x1” in dimension) Rope (> 2” in length)
Graffiti Tools Safety Pins (> 2” in length)
Handcuff or Handcuff key chains Scissors
Items with sharp edges or points Screwdrivers
Knitting and Crochet Needles Skateboards
Knives Spray Paint
Kubatons Studded Belts
Large Carabineers (>than 3” in length) Stun Guns
Laser Pointers Swords / Cane Swords
Leatherman Tools Tape Measures
Locks Tasers
Mace Throwing Stars
Manicure Sets Tools (> 3” in length)

The use of any camera or recording device inside the courthouse is strictly prohibited. If you have a cell/smart phone that includes a camera or recording devise, DO NOT use that portion of your device inside the courthouse. Your cell/smart phone will be allowed in the Jury Assembly Room (turned off in the court room) as long as you do not disturb your fellow jurors.

California Rules of Court prohibit the photography or filming of any serving juror.


Laptops/Internet Access
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Laptops are allowed in all Jury Assembly Rooms throughout Los Angeles County. The jury assembly rooms also have wireless network access available to all jurors.


Discrimination By An Employer
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The California Labor Code protects jurors. It is against the law to fire or harass an employee who is summoned to serve as a juror. However, you should let your employer know well in advance as soon as you receive your summons.

Section 230 Of The Labor Code

Sections of the Labor Code relevant to the performance of jury service (excerpts only):

230. (a) 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.

230. (b) Any employee who is discharge, threatened with discharge, demoted, suspended, or in any other manner discriminated or retaliated against in the terms and conditions of employment by his or her employer because the employee has taken time off for a purpose set forth in subdivision (a),….shall be entitled to reinstatement and reimbursement for lost wages and work benefits caused by the acts of the employer. Any employer who willfully refuses to rehire, promote, or otherwise restore an employee who has been determined to be eligible for rehiring or promotion by a grievance procedure or hearing authorized by law is guilty of a misdemeanor.

230. (f) (1) Any employee who is discharged, threatened with discharge, demoted, suspended, or in any other manner discriminated or retaliated against in the terms and conditions of employment by his or her employer because the employee has exercised his or rights as set forth in subdivision (a),….may file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement of the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Section 98.7.

230. (g) An employee may use vacation, personal leave, or compensatory time off that is otherwise available to the employee under the applicable terms of employment, unless otherwise provided by a collective bargaining agreement, for time taken off for a purpose specified in subdivision (a),…The entitlement of any employee under this section shall not be diminished by any collective bargaining agreement term or condition.

For more information, go to the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement website .


Jury Laws and Rules
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All of the laws and rules governing jury service in California were enacted into law by your California legislators. Click here for additional information on jury legislation or contacting your representative .


Request For Special Accommodation
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Assistive Listening System (ALS)

Portable Assistive Listening Systems (ALS) are available and may be requested from courtroom staff.

Interpreter Services

Jurors requiring an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter must contact the Jury Coordinator at (888) 354-0441 (TTY) to coordinate their jury duty and the sign language interpreter services.

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD)

Hearing Impaired Jurors must contact the Court’s Telephone Center using Dialogue Text Telephone (TDD/TTY) No. 1-888-354-0441. This line has been installed to arrange for special interpreter services, or for any questions relating to jury service.

Mobility Impairment

Mobility Impaired Jurors with disabilities may request accommodation by contacting the court at the assembly room phone number on your summons or by reviewing the Jury Location web page.

For Additional Accommodations

Persons with disabilities who require a special accommodation may request the needed accommodation by filling out the Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities and Order form. Forms are available by clicking on the link form below. You may submit and mail the form to the Juror Services Division at 320 W. Temple Street, Room 1510, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities and Response


Links To Other Sites
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Click here for information about Federal jury duty .

Click here for general information about the California jury system .