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Jury Duty - wHAT TO DO WHEN YOU RECEIVE A JURY SUMMONS

juror instructions   WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU RECEIVE A JURY SUMMONS



OPTION A: If you are QUALIFIED AND ABLE to serve:

Step 1) Register by verifying/updating your personal information. Select button below.

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Step 2) After registering, follow the reporting instructions for your assigned week. The weekend prior to your service week, select the button below or call the jury line at (408) 808-6666, to receive your jury service reporting instructions. You will need your GROUP NUMBER to find out when and where to report.

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OPTION B: If you are QUALIFIED BUT UNABLE TO SERVE DURING YOUR ASSIGNED SERVICE WEEK, and would like to request a postponement:

If you would like to request a postponement of your jury service to a different week, and it is at least 10 days before your service week begins, please submit your request through the Prospective Juror Login website. Select button below.

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PLEASE NOTE: You are only allowed one postponement each time you are summoned. Service weeks start on a Monday. (If Monday is a Court Holiday, the service week will start on a Tuesday) There is no jury service on weekends and Court Holidays.

GENERAL POSTPONEMENTS: You will need to choose another week that you are available to serve. The week that you choose must fall within 90 days from your original service week.

FULL-TIME STUDENTS: You are expected to postpone your jury service to a week that you are on school break. The week that you choose must fall within 6 months from your original service week..

BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS: You may choose another week to serve that falls within one year from your service week.

 

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OPTION C: If you are NOT QUALIFIED OR UNABLE to serve and would like to request a disqualification or excuse:

If you are not qualified for jury service or you would like to request an excuse, please submit your request through the Prospective Juror Login website. Select button below.

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PLEASE NOTE: Extreme Financial Hardship Excuses can ONLY be granted by a Judge. Do not submit this type of request to the Jury Commissioner's Office. It will be denied.

If you are instructed to report during your assigned week, you will have the opportunity to make this request in person before a Judge. When you report, please bring your company’s written policy on jury duty to the Court. Please contact your company's HR or Payroll Division when you receive this Jury Summons so that they have sufficient time to provide you with documentation of their pay policy for jury duty. The Court will ask you the following information:

1. Does your company pay for jury duty?

2. If so, how many days does your company pay for jury duty?

Not being paid by your employer or being self-employed will be considered, but does not mean that you will be automatically excused.

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