United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court


Serving as a juror is both a privilege and a duty of citizens of the United States. Juries composed of citizens representing a fair cross-section of the community safeguard important constitutional rights in civil and criminal judicial proceedings. The links on this page provide information about jury service for the public as well as current and prospective jurors.

Warning Against Phone Calls About Jury Service

The court sends summoned jurors a courtesy reminder telephone call about their upcoming service shortly before that service begins. However, the court does not contact citizens by email or telephone asking for personal information. The court also does not demand payment by email or by telephone call. In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by emails asking individuals to complete an online form. While the court does have an eJuror website which allows prospective jurors to reply to questionnaires and summonses, the court will not ask for payment of any kind or for specific, personal data such as: mother's maiden name or state driver's license number. Additionally, the court will not make phone calls threatening prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts. Read More (www.uscourts.gov ...)