The right to a trial by a jury of your peers is at the heart of our justice system and is one of its oldest institutions. Serving on a jury is often the best way for individuals to participate in our government. Unlike voting, which is a privilege of citizenship, jury service is a civic duty and an obligation, but one which for many people is a memorable and worthwhile experience.

What Jury Service Involves

What Jury Service Involves

You do not need special knowledge or abilities to act as a juror. FInd out more about what Jury Service involves.

I've received a summons - what should I do?

I've received a summons - what should I do?

Find information on completing the Reply To Jury Summons form here.

Who can be called for jury service?

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Who can be called for jury service?

Jurors are selected at random and are sworn to give a verdict on the basis of evidence given in a court case.

The assumption is that ordinary people applying their common sense, can arrive at a fair and reasonable verdict.

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Information on Exemption

Information on Exemption

Find information on exemption here.

Absence from Work

Absence from Work

What about my job?

Absence from work

What happens on the day I go to court?

What happens on the day I go to court?

All those summoned for jury service must attend in court on the first day the jury panel is formed.

In order to select a panel of twelve jurors for a particular case, names are drawn out of a ballot box. If your name is called, go to the jury box.

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