“Trial by a jury of one’s peers is among the fundamental democratic ideals of our nation. Serving as jurors reminds us that these ideals exist only as long as individual citizens are willing to uphold them.”
-Chief Justice Ronald M. George
The Jury Assembly Room is located on the second floor of the new courthouse at 2260 N Street in Merced.
Parking is located in the large lot between the new courthouse and the railroad tracks. Cross 23rd street and come into the front doors of the courthouse on N Street. After clearing security, turn left and you'll find the elevators and the main stairwell just a few steps away.
The spacious quarters include a juror lounge with vending services.
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 - in other words, your decisions must not be influenced by personal feelings and biases.
We suggest you wear comfortable clothing that fits with the importance and dignity of the courtroom. Shorts, tank tops, bare midriffs, or similar dress are not allowed. Business attire is always appropriate. Check your summons for more information. You may not use computers, cellular phones, cameras, or tape recorders in the courtroom.
For more information regarding jury duty, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.
contact the Jury Office
The jury office is located on the second floor of the Merced Superior Courthouse at N & 23rd street.
Be sure to read your summons carefully and follow the instructions.