Respond to a jury summons

A jury summons is an order to attend court mailed to anyone who has been randomly selected from the provincial voters list which indicates that a person must appear at the courthouse on a specific date and time.

Receiving a jury summons does not mean you have been selected to serve as a juror. The next step is to go to a jury selection where a screening process will determine the individuals selected as jurors for the trial.

You must respond to a jury summons – even if you feel you’re not qualified or want to seek an exemption. You have a legal obligation to respond to your summons as soon as possible.

There are two ways to respond to a summons:

  • Online: Use the Court Services eResponse website (you will need to have your jury summons on hand to complete your online response)
  • By mail: Complete the jury certification form attached to your jury summons and mail it using the envelope provided.