Juries play an important and crucial role in our country's democratic process. Without them, our legal system would grind to a halt. Your help is essential in ensuring that all citizens are available to serve on juries when called. California law says you are qualified to be a juror if you:
- Are a U.S. Citizen.
- Are at least 18 years old.
- Can understand English enough to understand and discuss the case.
- Are a resident of the county that sent you the jury summons.
- Have not served on a jury in the last 12 months.
- Are not currently on a grand jury or on another trial jury
- Are not under a conservatorship
- Have had your civil rights restored if you were convicted of a felony or malfeasance while holding public office.
No one is exempt because of his or her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status. If you are qualified, please follow the directions on your summons and call in or report as instructed.
The IVR phone system and iJuror Web options are available for jury service instructions. Both options can be used interchangeably for your convenience and accessibility.
Jury service begins on Monday of each week, jurors that receive a summons are required to call or visit this web site for jury service instructions after 4:30pm the Friday before the summons date and every day thereafter of the service week.
Summoned jurors now have the option to request a deferral from service through the interactive Phone System but must submit the request at least 6 days prior to the summons date.
To request an Excuse, please contact the Jury Department or submit the summons affidavit.
The El Centro Courthouse offers Wireless Internet Access for jurors, visiting attorneys and the general public. You are welcome to bring a wireless device for your use when not in any court process. Laptops, PDA's or other devices are allowed while waiting to be assigned or during breaks. Please be advised that the Superior Court is not liable for any lost , stolen or damaged items and any malicious software incursions while using this service.
The Jury Commissioners office is located in the lower level west wing of the El Centro Courthouse. Access ramp and Parking are available at the southwest corner of the courthouse. Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday or call (760) 482-2259.
Automated Voice System (760) 482-2260 (begin calling after 4:30 pm Friday as shown on summons)
At the greeting press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish, Please have juror identification number available
Sistema Telefonico interactivo, Oprima el numero 2 para obtener instrucciones en Espanol, refierace a su numero de Jurado.
Jury Scam Alert - Advisory
Please Be Aware: As a result of resurgence in jury identity theft, this is a reminder that the Administrative Officer of the Courts and staff of the superior courts will never ask past or prospective jurors for financial information, credit cards numbers, bank account information, personal information like Social Security numbers. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with the courts. Please read the following for additional information.
Juror Notice Document