Jury Service—From Paper to Online System

Jury Service—From Paper to Online System

Shiane Daima Jacocks

On Friday, August 25, the San Bernardino Superior Court will begin using a new method for jury summons. 

Instead of the traditional notice, which is expensive and wasteful, the court will send prospective jurors postcards. The postcards will provide instructions for accessing online resources at the court, making jury service easier, faster, and more convenient for the whole community. 

According to court officials, “Using the postcard summons in lieu of a summons in an envelope will improve court services for our jurors and reduce printing and postage costs by an estimated $24,000 per year.” This change also advances the court’s efforts to expand opportunities for the public to conduct business with the court by going online, instead of waiting in-line at the courthouse.

The postcards will include essential information, such as the date and location where to appear for jury service, as well as how to access the Jury Web at www.sb-court.org/JuryInformation. 

Jury Web allows jurors to complete their Juror Questionnaire electronically, elect to receive notifications regarding juror status and reporting instructions via phone call, text, and/or email, obtain a verification slip for each day of service, and defer jury service to a more convenient date. Prospective jurors who do not have access to the internet may complete the questionnaire using a kiosk or paper form when they report for jury service. 

For more information about the San Bernardino Superior Court jury system, visit the court’s website at www.sb-court.org/JuryInformation or call Jury Administration Services at (909) 884-1858.

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