Attending for Jury Service


Unforeseen absences
You must attend on time every day during the trial. If you become ill or something happens that delays you or prevents you from attending,;

  • contact the Juries Commissioner's office (or the Deputy Juries Commissioner if you are a regional court juror) as soon as possible so that the judge can be informed
  • or follow any other directions given to you by the judge, such as contacting the tipstaff.

If something more serious happens that may prevent you continuing on the jury, you must inform the judge as soon as possible. This can be done by writing a note to the judge and giving it to the tipstaff to pass on. The judge will decide what needs to be done.

Being contacted in emergencies
In a genuine emergency your family or friends are permitted to contact you by leaving a message at the Juries Commissioner's Office or the Deputy Juries Commissioner for your region. The message will be given to you as soon as possible.

Days when court is not sitting
If you are not required on any day during the trial, you can go to work. Be careful not to discuss anything about the case with people at work.

Arriving for Jury Service
Follow any instructions on your summons about ringing beforehand and where to go. When attending for jury service you must bring your summons. You should also bring some form of personal identification. Upon arrival you will receive a copy of the Jurors Handbook, which provides information about what a jury is, who is involved, and what you can expect from your service. The Jurors Handbook can also be downloaded as a PDF from the link below.
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