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Jurors/Jury Service




JUROR NOTICE - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Effective August 2, 2021, all persons entering any courthouse or court facility must wear a face mask/covering regardless of vaccination status. (Please click HERE to see the latest Administrative Order on this subject.) Please remember to bring your face mask/covering when reporting for jury service.

Social distancing is no longer required.

For your safety, the Office of the Jury Commissioner continues to call in fewer jurors.

Please do not report for jury service if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Instead, please call our office at 657-622-7000. (Jurors assigned to a courtroom should call the department telephone number listed in the courtroom handout that was provided.)


JUROR SELF-CHECK-IN NOW AVAILABLE!

Jurors may now skip the line and have a seat directly in the jury assembly room (when open). By accessing the “juror-portal” wifi network on your mobile device, you may now check-in for service and obtain access to free wifi. All you need is your 9-digit juror ID number that is printed on your summons. The juror self-check-in is available at all courthouse locations that conduct jury trials.


JURY SCAMS

Employees of the Orange County Superior Court and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will never ask past or prospective jurors for information regarding cash cards, credit cards, bank accounts or social security numbers. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with or representing the Orange County Superior Court.



   



RECEIVED A SUMMONS?

ONLINE EJUROR

To complete your questionnaire, obtain your juror status, request a postponement, excuse or disqualification

Click Here

REQUEST A REMINDER/
JURY SERVICE INFO


For basic information about your jury service and the option to sign up for a reminder, text your 9-digit Juror ID number to (657) 223-7090.

JURORS AND NEW MEDIA

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JURY EXIT QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY



Share your experience as a juror. Click the icon to participate in a brief survey.

Jury Service is mandatory and prospective jurors’ names are obtained from voter registration and DMV records. Service may be required as often as once per year and can be from one day to the length of one trial, starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Business casual attire is suggested. Shorts and tank tops are not appropriate courtroom attire.

Some feedback from previous jurors:

"I loved being able to serve my country in a really cool way. I got to see the law in action and learn a lot. It should be called ‘jury privilege’ instead of ‘jury duty.’ I am so lucky to be a part of a nation where jury duty is even a thing. Thanks for giving me this wonderful opportunity!”

“The courtesy, helpfulness, and friendliness of the staff, lawyers, and the judge. I also really appreciated the amenities provided for jurors; comfortable, clean waiting room, movies, and availability of food.”



“I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
–Thomas Jefferson