As a juror, you play an essential role in the justice system. Your role is based on the tenets of a free society found in the U.S. and Utah Constitutions.
American citizens have the right to a fair trial and jurors ensure this right is upheld. Jury duty is a chance for you to participate in the democratic process, as well as an opportunity to learn more about how the judicial system works. Though jury duty may at first seems inconvenient, afterward jurors typically say they've enjoyed being part of the process.
Once you receive a Juror Qualification Form, you are required to complete and return it to the notifying court. Based on your answers, the Court will decide whether you qualify for jury duty.
No one is exempt from jury duty; however, you may be excused temporarily or permanently because of undue hardship, public necessity, or because you are incapable of jury service. If you think you need to be excused, complete the form with an explanation of your request. You may be asked to provide documentation to support your request. Bear in mind, though, that for our system to work, people from all walks of life must be willing to serve.
Your name was chosen at random from drivers license and voter registration lists. You cannot be required to attend court for more than one day, except as necessary to complete service in a trial. You cannot be required to serve on, or report for, more than one jury trial in a two-year period.