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Courthouse Information for Jurors

Santa Monica Courthouse

Juror Orientation Sheet

Courthouse Address

1725 Main Street, Third Floor, Santa Monica, California 90401

  • Important Notice
  • Jurors reporting to the Santa Monica Courthouse may be sent to the Airport Courthouse.
  • Security screening is enforced at all court locations. Please allow extra time to get through the line.

One-Trial Court

The Santa Monica Courthouse is on the "One-Trial" jury service term. Under the One-Trial term of service, prospective jurors are placed on call for a period of five (5) days. The prospective juror is required to call in to receive instructions on whether he or she must report for service. Once instructed to report to court, and if selected to serve on a jury, the service obligation is fulfilled upon the conclusion of deliberation, whether or not a verdict is reached. The service obligation is also fulfilled if not in jury selection or selected on a jury at the end of the day when required to report. Please be prepared to accept a trial when you appear for service. The average trial is 5-7 days.

Call-In Time

Call after 6:00 p.m. to receive instructions on whether you must report for service.

Juror Call-In Telephone Number

The Call-In telephone number is (213) 972-0970.

As A Call-In Program Participant You Can Expect To

  • Call in for five days or until you have been asked to report. If you have not been asked to report after five days, your service is complete.
  • Appear as instructed once your group number is selected.
  • Only be paid for days you actually appear as instructed (after your first day of service).

Absences

To report an absence, please call the courtroom you have been assigned to directly. The courtroom telephone numbers are listed on the “Juror Orientation Information Sheet” that you were given on the first day.

Jury Parking

    Jurors may park in the open lot immediately south of the courthouse. The entrances to the parking lot are on either Main Street (approximately 1/10th of a mile north of Pico Blvd.) or 4th street (via Civic Center Drive). Jurors may also park in the multi-level parking structure located on Avenida Mazatlan east of the courthouse.

    Jurors will be required to take a ticket to enter either parking lot. All juror parking tickets will be validated by jury staff. There are no in-and-out privileges.

Transportation

    In partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Court offers a Metro TAP Card Program whereby jurors can waive their mileage reimbursement in exchange for a TAP card to utilize Metro bus and rail line (Expo line) service to the Santa Monica Courthouse and Civic Center.

    Jurors are encouraged to use public transportation when able for traveling to and from the courthouse. The Big Blue Bus operates a wide selection of routes that service the Santa Monica Courthouse and Civic Center. Other carriers, such as the Metro and Culver City bus services offer routes with either direct or connecting service to the Courthouse and Civic Center.

    Additional information regarding routes and schedules can be found by visiting the following web sites:
    Santa Monica Big Blue Bus: https://www.bigbluebus.com/
    Culver City Bus: http://culvercity.org/enjoy/culver-city-bus
    Metro: https://www.metro.net/riding/maps/

Other Questions

All questions concerning jury service should be directed to the jury personnel at the Santa Monica Courthouse at (310) 255-1961, Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Art Showcased in
Los Angeles Courthouse Jury Rooms
Artwork
"Elephant" by Noelle Tamura
2013 – Youth 1st Place

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