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The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. Find important information on what to do about your case and where to find help on our Alerts and Information Page due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

El poder judicial de Utah está comprometido a la administración de justicia de una manera abierta, justa y eficiente bajo la ley. En nuestra página Información y alertas encontrará información importante sobre qué hacer en cuanto a su caso y dónde encontrar ayuda debido al impacto del brote de COVID-19.

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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

Juror Information / Juryroom

Please do not ignore jury notices. Although in-person jury trials are not being conducted in counties currently under the Red Phase, a pool of jurors must be maintained. Please fill out and return the questionnaire, and respond to the jury notices.

When we prepare to return to in-person jury trials, please know that we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. You can read more about these steps in our Pandemic Response Plan.

Our court staff are understanding of situations that may arise. If you are feeling unwell, or believe that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please contact your court as soon as possible.


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Third District Court Criminal Case and Covid-19 Questionnaire

I received an email from Third District Court Presiding Judge Mark S. Kouris telling me that I must complete the Third District Court Criminal Case and COVID-19 Questionnaire.

What do I do now?

Please click on this link and complete and submit the Third District Court Questionnaire. If you do not have a Google account, you will need to set up an account in order to respond to the Questionnaire. You may set up a Google account with the link for the Questionnaire.

Once you have submitted the Questionnaire, you will receive an email with additional instructions.

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Answers to frequently asked questions:

  1. If you did not receive an email from Presiding Judge Mark S. Kouris, you do not need to complete the Third District Court Questionnaire.
  2. You may not have someone else answer the questions for you. It is very important that the answers be yours and yours alone. Remember that there are no "right" or "wrong" answers; only truthful answers. You are sworn to give true and complete answers to all questions.
  3. The Questionnaire will be reviewed by the judge and the lawyers involved in the case. The Questionnaire will not be made public.
  4. If you are called for jury service, you will receive an email with a Summons for Jury Service. The Summons will include instructions regarding virtual jury selection, which will be conducted by WebEx video conferencing.
  5. You are not automatically excused from jury service if you answer "yes" to any of the COVID-19 questions. During jury selection, the judge will discuss any concerns that you may have regarding COVID-19 and then decide whether to excuse you.
  6. Jury trials will proceed only if the public health officials agree that they can be done safely. Information regarding the important steps that have been taken to protect the health and safety of jurors and all trial participants may be found in Presiding Judge Kouris' letter and the jury video at https://youtu.be/7yU4nDk-MP4.
  7. You may also contact the jury clerk at slcjury@utcourts.gov or (801) 238-7175 with any questions.

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.


Page Last Modified: 1/15/2021
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