Every year thousands of New Zealanders give their time to serve on juries. Jury service is an important way you contribute to your country and your local community. Jurors help make sure the justice system is fair for all New Zealanders.
Most people on the New Zealand electoral roll can be randomly selected for jury service. You can be selected (or summoned) for jury service every 2 years.
If you’re summoned, you’ll get a letter that tells you to come to court for jury service. The letter will tell you the dates, times and court you should come to, along with a form you’ll need to send back to the court. You’ll also get a booklet that tells you the key things about jury service and your role as a juror.
Find out what to expect when you get to court and what happens during and after a trial.
Find out what to do if you can’t do jury service.
Find the forms you need to respond to your jury summons or to ask the court to pay some of the costs of attending jury service.
Find out what you get paid when you take part in jury service, and what expenses you can ask the court to pay for.
Find out what you need to know if one of your staff has been summoned for jury service.
Find out who can’t serve on a jury.
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