Dear Utah Citizen:
As a juror, you play an essential role in America's justice system. Your role is based on the tenets of a free society found in the Utah and U.S. Constitutions.
American citizens have the right to a fair trial and jurors ensure this right is upheld. Jury service is a chance to participate in the democratic process, as well as an opportunity to learn more about how the judicial system works.Though jury service may at first seem inconvenient, afterwards jurors typically say they've enjoyed being part of the process.
This website will provide an overview of what you can expect if selected to serve on a jury. Use the links in the box above to select the content you would like to view.
Thank you for serving!
Matthew B. Durrant
Utah Supreme Court
Frequently Asked Questions
I received a Jury Questionnaire in the mail, How long do I have to serve?
How long does a typical Jury Trial last?
When I am summoned for the Jury Trial, How long will I have to wait?
Waiting times depend on different factors. Usually there are other cases scheduled to be heard and once resolved, if a jury is still to proceed, the Jury selection process begins.
Jury selection usually takes about an hour. Jurors not selected are then excused and allowed to leave. The Jurors selected for the trial will then remain until the trial is completed.