We’ve been advised that some members of the public are receiving suspicious emails in relation to Juror service. The emails ask customers to click a link to read and accept a Jury summons. The emails are being sent from a domain ending with the suffix .in. Please be advised that this email address is not a Ministry of Justice email address and Jury trial summons are sent via post. If you have received an email like this, please do not click on the link and mark the email as junk mail. If you have any questions about jury service, call 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787).

You can now accept your summons online.

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. 

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Members of the public have advised the Ministry of Justice that they have received suspicious emails in relation to Juror service. The emails ask customers to click a link to read and accept a Jury summons.

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