Jury Selection Process for Civil Trials

Civil trials resolve disputes between the plaintiff (the party that started the action) and the defendant (the party that the action is against) – both the plaintiff and defence are represented at the jury selection.

Jury selection for civil trials is similar to the process for criminal trials but for two exceptions: only eight jurors are selected and the trial usually begins the same day as the jury is chosen. If you’re summonsed for a civil trial, be prepared to spend the entire day at the courthouse.