CAL. CCP. CODE § 631 : California Code - Section 631
Search CAL. CCP. CODE § 631 : California Code - Section 631
(a)The right to a trial by jury as declared by Section 16 of Article I of the California Constitution shall be preserved to the parties inviolate. In civil cases, a jury may only be waived pursuant to subdivision (d).
(b)Each party demanding a jury trial shall deposit advance jury fees with the clerk or judge. The total amount of the advance jury fees may not exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for each party. The deposit shall be made at least 25 calendar days before the date initially set for trial, except that in unlawful detainer actions the fees shall be deposited at least five days before the date set for trial.
(c)The parties demanding a jury trial shall deposit with the clerk or judge, at the beginning of the second and each succeeding day's session, a sum equal to that day's fees and mileage of the jury, including the fees and mileage for the trial jury panel if the trial jury has not yet been selected and sworn. If more than one party has demanded a jury, the respective amount to be paid daily by each party demanding a jury shall be determined by stipulation of the parties or by order of the court.
(d)A party waives trial by jury in any of the following ways:
(1)By failing to appear at the trial.
(2)By written consent filed with the clerk or judge.
(3)By oral consent, in open court, entered in the minutes.
(4)By failing to announce that a jury is required, at the time the cause is first set for trial, if it is set upon notice or stipulation, or within five days after notice of setting if it is set without notice or stipulation.
(5)By failing to deposit with the clerk, or judge, advance jury fees as provided in subdivision (b).
(6)By failing to deposit with the clerk or judge, at the beginning of the second and each succeeding day's session, the sum provided in subdivision (c).
(e)The court may, in its discretion upon just terms, allow a trial by jury although there may have been a waiver of a trial by jury.