Who can’t be a juror
Some people can’t serve on a jury:
- anyone with an intellectual disability, as defined in section 7 of the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation) Act 2003
- a member of parliament
- the Governor-General
- a judge, community magistrate or visiting justice
- a member of the Parole Board
- a barrister or solicitor with a current practising certificate
- a Justice of the Peace who hears cases in the District Court
- employees of the following organisations:
- Department of Corrections
- New Zealand Police
- Ministry of Justice.
People who have been imprisoned or sentenced cannot serve on a jury if:
- they have been sentenced to imprisonment for life or for a term of 3 years or more, or to preventive detention or
- they have been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 3 months or more in the last 5 years.