Requirements and Qualifications To Be A Juror


Requirements To Be A Juror

You do not need any special skills or legal knowledge to be a juror.  All you need is an open mind and a readiness to work with the other jurors to make decisions.  You also need to be impartial.  Your personal feelings and biases must not influence your decisions.




Qualifications To Be A Juror CCP§203

All persons are eligible and qualified to be prospective trial jurors, except the following:


  • Persons who are not citizens of the United States
  • Persons who do not possess sufficient knowledge of the English language
  • Persons less than 18 years of age
  • Persons not living in the State of California
  • Persons who are not residents of Yolo County
  • Persons convicted of malfeasance in office or a felony, and whose civil rights have not been restored
  • Persons serving as grand or trial jurors in any court of this state
  • Persons who are the subject of conservatorship
  • Active peace officers (This does not apply to Correctional Officers)
  • Persons under 70 with a medical issue (a doctor must provide a note as to the duration of excuse)
  • Persons over 70 with a medical issue (do not require a note from their doctor)

In the State of California, no person shall be excluded from eligibility for jury service solely because of: the loss of sight, hearing, or other disability, or for any reason other than those reasons provided by this section.


No one is exempt because of his or her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status.