How are jurors selected?

 

Your name was chosen randomly from the electoral register by a computer programme. First, you received a notice explaining that your name was on the list of potential jurors for this year.

 

Later, you received a summons telling you when and where to attend for your jury service.

 

Anyone on the electoral register aged between 18 and 70 years old can receive a jury notice. There are several grounds for excusing you from having to serve on a jury. If you are between 65 and 70 years of age, you can advise the court you do not wish to serve as a juror and you will be excused.

 

If you fall into any of the categories mentioned on your jury notice, for example, if you belong to an exempt profession you will also be excused.

 

If you know the defendant in the case, the injured party, any of the witnesses, if you know anyone involved in the case or are connected to the case in any way, please inform a court official immediately; depending on the circumstances the judge may rule that you can not serve as a juror on this case.