You’ll be paid a small amount for each half-day you spend on jury service. You can also claim costs for transport and childcare.
New Zealand's 59 district courts deal with both criminal and civil matters. You can also pay fines at these courts.
You can get free legal help if you can’t afford to pay for a lawyer yourself.
The High Court deals with the most serious cases and offences, and can impose higher sentences than other courts.
You need to apply to be excused from jury service.
If you're enrolled to vote, you can be asked to be on a jury once every 2 years.
If a child under 16 breaks the law, they can get legal help. What they’ll get depends on their age.
Kids aged 12 to 16 who’ve been charged with a crime will go to a youth court. Youth courts are part of the District Courts.