IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE JURY COMMISSIONER

Due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jury Services Office is closed to the public.  A limited number of staff members are available to perform essential functions, but call hours have been reduced.  You may call between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for jury service related questions.

 

SENATE BILL 310 – JURY SERVICE (FELONY CONVICTIONS)

An amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure, Section 203 will be in effect January 1, 2020.  The amendment is to the prohibition relative to persons who have been convicted of a felony from being eligible and qualified to be a prospective trial juror.  Instead, the new law now makes persons previously convicted a felony now eligible and qualified, unless they are incarcerated in any prison or jail, or persons who have been convicted of a felony and are currently on parole, post release community supervision, felony probation, or mandated supervision for the conviction of a felony, and persons who are currently required to register as a sex offender based on a felony conviction (Penal Code 290).

 

jury reporting instructions:

Week of MARCH 30, 2020

civic center courthouse: 400 MCALLISTER street, room 007

GROUPS REPORTING:

Jurors summoned for jury service the week of March 30, 2020, your jury service has been postponed to the week of June 29, 2020.  Summons for the week of June 29, 2020 will be sent to you one month before the new date.  If you have any questions, please call the Juror Hotline at 415-551-3608 during reduced business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

GROUPS EXCUSED:

 

GROUPS ALREADY REPORTED: 

 

hall of justice: 850 bryant street, room 307

GROUPS REPORTING:

Jurors summoned for jury service the week of March 30, 2020, your jury service has been postponed to the week of June 29, 2020.  Summons for the week of June 29, 2020 will be sent to you one month before the new date.  If you have any questions, please call the Juror Hotline at 415-551-3608 during reduced business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

GROUPS EXCUSED:

 

GROUPS ALREADY REPORTED: 

 

Parking AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Information

Parking Information

Civic Center Courthouse: The Court has negotiated a discounted rate at the Performing Arts Garage, subject to availability. The garage is located at 360 Grove Street, between Gough and Franklin Streets; enter from Gough Street. Bring the ticket to the Jury Assembly Room for a validation stamp. There are no in-and-out privileges. Please note that the garage is sometimes full in the afternoon.

Hall of Justice: Parking is extremely limited around the Hall of Justice. Most parking lots are full by mid-morning. We strongly recommend taking public transportation.

Public Transit Information

Civic Center Courthouse: 47 Van Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 19 Polk, 5 Fulton, 5R Fulton Rapid, and 31 Balboa, in addition to Metro service to Civic Center Station.

Hall of Justice: 47 Van Ness, 19 Polk, 12 Folsom, 8 Bayshore, and 27 Bryant. Please visit www.sfmta.com for more information.

Biking Information

Civic Center Courthouse: The Civic Center Courthouse is accessible via several bicycle routes along Polk Street and Market Street. There are bike racks available on Polk Street next to the Courthouse, in front of City Hall, and in the Civic Center Garage. There is a Bay Area Bike Share station in front of City Hall. For more information on City Bike Share stations, visit www.bayareabikeshare.com.

Hall of Justice: The Hall of Justice is accessible by bike via several bicycle routes along 7th Street, Townsend Street, and 5th Street. There are bike racks available in front of the Hall of Justice on Bryant Street.

Other information

Security Information

You are required to pass through airport-style security when entering the courthouse. Weapons and items construed to be weapons are not allowed and will be confiscated. You must clear security to enter the Jury Assembly Room. As there may be lines, please allow sufficient time for the security process. Peak times are generally 8:30-10 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.

Items that are not allowed in the courthouse include, but are not limited to: firearms; knives; scissors; pepper spray; sharp tools or objects; tasers; graffiti pens or markers; flammable gas or materials; aerosol cans; spray paint; skateboards; scooters; portable speakers; large musical instruments; and other large/bulky items. You may not enter the courthouse with these or any items that security staff deem unacceptable. There is no storage available for any such items.

WiFi and Cell Phones

Jurors are welcome to use laptops and cell phones while in the Jury Assembly Room. Free WiFi is available.

Juror Hotline

If you have questions, call us at 415-551-3608, Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.