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Beware of
Jury Duty Scam!

For more information,
click to read:
SCC Sheriff Press Release  and Jury Scam Alert 

Slideshow on Jury Duty: Watch a 14-minute Juror Orientation Video  prepared by the State Judicial Council.

Learn about the people you might meet during jury duty, such as the bailiff, court reporter, court clerk, attorneys, and the judge.

picture of the jury box in the courtroom

WARNING: The California Superior Court, County of Santa Clara does not send jury summons through email, text or any other form of electronic communication. If you receive electronic communications stating you have been summons for jury service requesting your personal information, do not provide any information having to do with your social security number, date of birth, or your bank or credit card to anyone claiming to be an officer of the court or of the law.


Jury Duty - An Honored Service

The right to a trial by jury is a privilege that applies to both criminal and civil cases and is recognized as the foundation of the American court system, guaranteed by both the United States and California Constitutions. Jury trials cannot be held unless people like you are willing to perform their civic duty. Jurors are essential to the administration of justice.

Welcome to the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are selected as a prospective juror, your availability is required until you are excused from the jury selection process. Please arrange your schedule to be available for the week you are on call. If you are selected as a sworn juror or as an alternate juror, you must serve for the duration of the trial, and will need to arrange your schedule accordingly.

Below you can find information about jury duty, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions about postponing jury service, time off from employment, and more.

juror summonsRECEIVED A JURY
SUMMONS

All jurors must respond to a Jury Summons

juror instructionsJUROR REPORTING
INSTRUCTIONS

To check your reporting instructions.

juror instructionsJURY STATUS
THIS WEEK

This information applies if you were
summonsed for THIS WEEK ONLY.

ejuror  ONLINE EJUROR

To request a postponement/excusal/
disqualification, or update your juror
information.

juror instructions  SERVING AS A JUROR

Standby Jurors
What to Expect
Juror Resources
ADA Accommodations

juror instructionsINFORMATION ABOUT
JURY DUTY

Payment of Jury Fees
Length of Service
Parking Information
The Trial
Officers of the Court

juror instructionsJURORS AND NEWS
MEDIA

juror instructionsSECURITY AND JUROR
ALERTS

juror instructions  GENERAL INFORMATION

Contact Jury the Staff Office
Court Locations
Courthouse Security
FAQs about Jury Duty
Parking Information/Public Transportation
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