Form JURY-002 Juror Questionnaire for Criminal Cases - California

Form JURY-002 or the "Juror Questionnaire For Criminal Cases" is a form issued by the California Courts.

The form was last revised in September 1, 2018 and is available for digital filing. Download an up-to-date Form JURY-002 in PDF-format down below or look it up on the California Courts Forms website.

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JURY-002
JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE
FOR CRIMINAL CASES
Form JURY-002 (Optional Form)
Code of Civil Procedure Section 205(c)–(d)
Sec. 1. Statutory Authority
This Juror Questionnaire has been drafted under the authority of Code of Civil Procedure
section 205(c)–(d) and is intended to expedite jury selection. It is not intended to alter statutes
or rules governing the authority of the court or the role of counsel during voir dire.
Sec. 2. Use Notes for Courts
A. General
This Juror Questionnaire is an optional form and is NOT intended to constitute the complete
examination of prospective jurors. The utility and appropriateness of this questionnaire to
a particular case is at the discretion of the judge. Particular kinds of cases may require that
this questionnaire be altered or augmented with the participation of counsel.
B. Pre-Voir Dire Conference
Rule of Court 4.200 requires that the court confer with counsel about voir dire before a jury
panel is called. At this conference, the court may establish (1) guidelines for the use of the
Juror Questionnaire, (2) any supplemental questions to be propounded to the panel by
questionnaire, (3) the extent of the court's oral inquiry of the panel, and (4) the extent of oral
questioning by counsel. Arrangements for duplication of completed questionnaires should be
confirmed.
C. Introduction of Questionnaire to Prospective Jurors
It is suggested that the Juror Questionnaire be used after the court has given its customary
introductory remarks and any additional instructions that the court deems appropriate. The
court also may wish to tell the panel members that a questionnaire will be used, to encourage
complete answers, and to remind them that their answers will be given under penalty of
perjury. In introducing the questionnaire, the court should instruct prospective jurors how to
proceed if they have difficulty reading or filling out the form.
It is not recommended that the court direct the jury commissioner to give the Juror
Questionnaire to prospective jurors in the jury assembly room. This procedure ordinarily will
mean that jurors are not given complete instructions about the type of case they will hear or
the identity of participants and witnesses. In addition, jurors who fill out the form before
appearing in the trial court may not clearly understand that their answers are given under
penalty of perjury. For these reasons, and to avoid the need to have jurors fill out
supplemental questionnaires once they have been sent to the trial court, it is strongly
recommended that the Juror Questionnaire be used in the trial court setting.
Form Approved for Optional Use
JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CRIMINAL CASES/Code of Civil Procedure section 205(c)-(d)
Judicial Council of California
JURY-002 [Rev. September 1, 2018]
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JURY-002
JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE
FOR CRIMINAL CASES
Form JURY-002 (Optional Form)
Code of Civil Procedure Section 205(c)–(d)
Sec. 1. Statutory Authority
This Juror Questionnaire has been drafted under the authority of Code of Civil Procedure
section 205(c)–(d) and is intended to expedite jury selection. It is not intended to alter statutes
or rules governing the authority of the court or the role of counsel during voir dire.
Sec. 2. Use Notes for Courts
A. General
This Juror Questionnaire is an optional form and is NOT intended to constitute the complete
examination of prospective jurors. The utility and appropriateness of this questionnaire to
a particular case is at the discretion of the judge. Particular kinds of cases may require that
this questionnaire be altered or augmented with the participation of counsel.
B. Pre-Voir Dire Conference
Rule of Court 4.200 requires that the court confer with counsel about voir dire before a jury
panel is called. At this conference, the court may establish (1) guidelines for the use of the
Juror Questionnaire, (2) any supplemental questions to be propounded to the panel by
questionnaire, (3) the extent of the court's oral inquiry of the panel, and (4) the extent of oral
questioning by counsel. Arrangements for duplication of completed questionnaires should be
confirmed.
C. Introduction of Questionnaire to Prospective Jurors
It is suggested that the Juror Questionnaire be used after the court has given its customary
introductory remarks and any additional instructions that the court deems appropriate. The
court also may wish to tell the panel members that a questionnaire will be used, to encourage
complete answers, and to remind them that their answers will be given under penalty of
perjury. In introducing the questionnaire, the court should instruct prospective jurors how to
proceed if they have difficulty reading or filling out the form.
It is not recommended that the court direct the jury commissioner to give the Juror
Questionnaire to prospective jurors in the jury assembly room. This procedure ordinarily will
mean that jurors are not given complete instructions about the type of case they will hear or
the identity of participants and witnesses. In addition, jurors who fill out the form before
appearing in the trial court may not clearly understand that their answers are given under
penalty of perjury. For these reasons, and to avoid the need to have jurors fill out
supplemental questionnaires once they have been sent to the trial court, it is strongly
recommended that the Juror Questionnaire be used in the trial court setting.
Form Approved for Optional Use
JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CRIMINAL CASES/Code of Civil Procedure section 205(c)-(d)
Judicial Council of California
JURY-002 [Rev. September 1, 2018]
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JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE
JURY-002
FOR CRIMINAL CASES
Introduction and Instructions
Thank you for coming to court as a potential juror. Before the case can start, a jury must be
selected. The judge and the parties need to know information about you and people you know
in order to select jurors who can be fair to both sides.
Everyone has attitudes and opinions that are shaped by their life experiences. Sometimes
these experiences can make it difficult to look at a certain issue in an unbiased and
unemotional way. As a juror, you must return a verdict based on the law and on the facts
proved in court. The judge will give you instructions on the law and on how you should go
about deciding the case. You must listen to and follow the judge's instructions.
The questions on this form are designed to help the court and the lawyers learn something
about your background and your views on issues that may be related to this case. The
questions are asked not to invade your privacy, but to make sure that you can be a fair and
impartial juror.
In portions of this form, you will see the term “person with whom you share a significant
personal relationship.” That term means a former spouse, domestic partner, life partner, or
anyone with whom you have an influential or intimate relationship that you would characterize
as important.
As you answer the questions that follow, please keep in mind that there are no “right” or
“wrong” answers. The only right answer is one that reflects how you honestly feel. Please
make sure your answers are as complete as possible. Complete answers are far more helpful
and may help shorten the time it takes to select a jury. If you have trouble reading,
understanding, or filling out this form, please let the court staff know. If a question does not
apply to you please write in “N/A” for “not applicable” rather than leave the question blank.
The information you provide will become part of the court record in this case and will be
a public document that is accessible to anyone. Some of the questions may require
information that is personal and sensitive to you, and you may be reluctant to talk about this
information with the other prospective jurors and the public present. If this is so, write “private”
next to the question and the court may then give you an opportunity to share your information
on the record with only the judge, counsel, the defendant, and the court reporter present. The
answers you provide will, under most circumstances, be included as part of the public record
but you may not have to share the information in open court.
PLEASE PUT THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR JUROR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
FOUND ON YOUR JUROR BADGE ON THE TOP OF EACH PAGE.
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS UNDER PENALTY OF
PERJURY. YOUR ANSWERS MUST BE TRUE AND COMPLETE. THANK YOU FOR
YOUR HELP IN SELECTING A FAIR JURY.
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Juror ID number
Case number
JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE
FOR CRIMINAL CASES
General Questions
PLEASE PRINT ALL ANSWERS LEGIBLY
1.1 AGE:
1.2 THIS (THESE) CRIME(S) ALLEGEDLY TOOK PLACE (SPECIFY LOCATION OF
CRIME(S)):
DO YOU RESIDE IN THE VICINITY OF THIS LOCATION OR DO YOU FREQUENT THIS
LOCATION?
YES
NO
IF YES, PLEASE EXPLAIN:
1.3 DESCRIBE ANY DIFFICULTIES (VISION, HEARING, OR MEDICAL PROBLEMS) THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR JURY
SERVICE:
1.4 IF YOU HAVE ANY ETHICAL, RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL, OR OTHER BELIEFS THAT MAY PREVENT YOU FROM SERVING
AS A JUROR, EXPLAIN:
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Juror ID number
Case number
1.5
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION YOU COMPLETED?
GRADE SCHOOL OR LESS
SOME COLLEGE
(MAJOR):
SOME HIGH SCHOOL
COLLEGE GRADUATE
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
(MAJOR):
OTHER (PLEASE EXPLAIN):
POSTGRADUATE STUDY
(MAJOR):
TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL, OR BUSINESS SCHOOL
(MAJOR):
1.6
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND OR ARE CURRENTLY ATTENDING SCHOOL, DESCRIBE:
1.7 IF YOU, YOUR SPOUSE, ANY PERSON WITH WHOM YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP, OR A
RELATIVE HAVE TAKEN ANY COURSES OR HAD ANY TRAINING IN LAW OR A RELATED SUBJECT, DESCRIBE:
1.8 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND OF ANY OTHER ADULT WHO LIVES IN YOUR HOME, INCLUDING ANY DEGREES OR
CERTIFICATES EARNED:
1.9
YOUR PRESENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY):
EMPLOYED FULL-TIME
RETIRED
UNEMPLOYED, LOOKING FOR WORK
EMPLOYED PART-TIME
STUDENT
UNEMPLOYED, NOT LOOKING FOR WORK
HOMEMAKER
1.10 YOUR CURRENT OR MOST RECENT OCCUPATION (AND FOR HOW LONG):
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Juror ID number
Case number
1.11
NAME OF YOUR CURRENT OR MOST RECENT EMPLOYER OR, IF A STUDENT, YOUR SCHOOL:
1.12
WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
1.13
DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE SUPERVISING OTHER PEOPLE?
YES
NO
IF YES, APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY?
1.14
ARE YOU INVOLVED IN THE HIRING OR FIRING OF OTHER EMPLOYEES?
YES
NO
1.15
ARE YOU INVOLVED IN EVALUATING THE JOB PERFORMANCE OF OTHER EMPLOYEES?
YES
NO
1.16
ALL OTHER EMPLOYMENT YOU HAVE HAD IN THE PAST 10 YEARS (AND FOR HOW LONG):
1.17 THE PRESENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF YOUR SPOUSE OR ANY PERSON WITH WHOM YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY):
EMPLOYED FULL-TIME
RETIRED
UNEMPLOYED, LOOKING FOR WORK
EMPLOYED PART-TIME
STUDENT
UNEMPLOYED, NOT LOOKING FOR WORK
HOMEMAKER
1.18
THE CURRENT OR MOST RECENT OCCUPATION OF YOUR SPOUSE OR ANY PERSON WITH WHOM YOU HAVE A
SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP (AND FOR HOW LONG):
1.19 THE NAME OF THE CURRENT OR MOST RECENT EMPLOYER OF YOUR SPOUSE OR ANY OTHER PERSON WITH WHOM
YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OR, IF A STUDENT, HIS OR HER SCHOOL:
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