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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. The Tulare County Superior Court seeks to provide the most efficient and convenient jury service experience. Daily reporting instructions, frequently asked questions, and more, are available to assist you with your service.
Your responsibility as a juror is to decide the facts and apply the law impartially without favor or prejudice toward any person or group, regardless of income, sex, race, creed, or country of origin.
If you have received a Trial Jury Summons card, you can call our 24-hour hotline for reporting instructions.
Policies & Procedures
Policies and Procedures are listed for summoning jurors, juror dress code, information about breaks and scheduling, and postponement options.
Information regarding the six main steps of a jury trial, judge's instructions, jury deliberations, and a greeting to all of our jurors.
Every year in Tulare County, many public and private employees perform the essential service of providing jurors for the court's jury system.
Online Response Form
Use our online response form to be excused or request a postponement. This form must be completed prior to your summons date. Please have your badge number available when using our online response form.