Jury service plays an important role in our justice system. Juries are used to ensure that legal verdicts are impartial and in line with community standards of behaviour.
Serving as a juror is an interesting and rewarding experience which offers insights into the court process.
- How is a jury selected?
- Who administers jury service?
- Who to contact about jury service
- Jury service publications
There are three steps to jury selection. People who sit as jurors in a particular trial have gone through all three steps.
Inclusion on the jury roll. Notices of Inclusion are sent out to tell people they are on the jury roll. This is a list of people who could be selected for jury service in the next 12 months. See Sent a Notice of Inclusion?
Summons to jury service. People who have been sent a Notice of Inclusion may be sent a Jury Summons requiring them to report to court on a particular day for jury service. See Summoned for jury service?
Jury selection and empanelling. At court, people who have been summoned are random selected and may then be empanelled to serve on a jury in a particular trial. See How a jury is selected.
Juror Information Line: 1300 722 574
Fax: (02) 8688 9677
Welcome to Jury Service video - This video explain the jury process and highlights the need for prospective jurors to inform the court if they have concerns about serving on a trial.
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The information in this section reflects current changes from the Jury Amendment Act 2010. This Act is expected to come into effect early in 2012.
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