Are You Disqualified?
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This section provides information about whether you are disqualified from jury service.
The Jury Act and regulations allow for a person to be disqualified from serving as a juror who is:
- not a Canadian citizen;
- not a resident in British Columbia;
- under the age of majority;
- a court official;
- a sheriff or sheriff's officer;
- a peace officer;
- a judge, justice or court referee;
- a barrister or solicitor;
- a member or officer of the Parliament of Canada or of the Privy Council of Canada;
- a member or officer of the legislature or of the executive council
- an employee of the Department of Justice or of the Solicitor General of Canada;
- an employee of the British Columbia Ministry of Justice with the exception of employees of that ministry who work in the Liquor Distribution Branch;
- an employee of the Legal Services Society or of a funded agency as defined by the Legal Services Society Act;
- a warden, correctional officer or person employed in a penitentiary, prison, correctional institution or youth custody centre;
- a person convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) for whom a record suspension has not been granted under the Criminal Records Act (Canada);
- currently charged with an offence under the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada);
- or a member of a class of persons prescribed by regulation;
- subject to a mental or physical infirmity incompatible with the discharge of the duties of a juror.
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