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Video 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


As of February 1, 2021, jury selection and trials are being held in both Criminal and Civil divisions. Per the County’s mandatory directive on capacity limitations, metering requirements and social distancing, there are additional precautions in place to accommodate this change. Fewer jurors are called to Court at any one time, all current social distancing protocols are observed, and the breakroom policy (no eating indoors) is strictly enforced for both jurors and employees.

Jurors should avoid entering the courthouse if they have recently been exposed to COVID-19, have any COVID-19 symptoms, have been advised by a physician to self-quarantine, or should be quarantined for ten days per the California Department of Public Health’s guidelines on traveling outside of California or the Bay Area. If this applies to your situation, you may submit a request to postpone your service to a different week via online request or by mail to the Jury Commissioner's Office. Or you may obtain and mail a letter from your doctor with their recommendation as to whether or not you are fit to serve as a juror.

See the steps that the Superior Court is taking to protect the safety of everyone who enters the courthouse. Watch the video here: Safe In Court Video.


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 summoned for jury service and your personal information is requested, do not provide any information pertaining to your social security number, date of birth, bank or credit card to anyone claiming to be an officer of the court or of the law.


Jury Duty - An Honored Service

Welcome to the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. 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.

Our office hours to receive assistance with your jury service are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. However, you may be instructed to report and required to carry out your jury service 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 standby. 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 summonsWHAT TO DO WHEN YOU

All jurors must respond to a Jury Summons

juror instructionsJUROR REPORTING

To check your reporting instructions.

juror instructionsJURY STATUS

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


To register by verifying/updating your personal information
To request a postponement/excusal/disqualification

juror instructions  SERVING AS A JUROR

Standby Jurors
What to Expect
Juror Resources
ADA Accommodations

juror instructionsINFORMATION ABOUT

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

juror instructionsJURORS AND NEWS

juror instructionsSECURITY AND JUROR

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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