Jury Duty

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Jury trials are considered the backbone of our justice system, yet many people are unprepared when called for duty. Often, it’s because they don’t know what to expect – or what is expected of them.


To help educate the public about jury service, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) developed an “explainer” video titled, “Answering the Call for Jury Duty.”

The three-minute video explains who’s eligible, what to do when summoned, and what happens when you’re selected to serve. 

The need for jurors is great: Each year there are more than 150,000 jury trials in state courts across the country. Courts have taken great efforts to make jury service manageable for all who serve. For example, two thirds of Americans live in communities that now have a one-day or one-trial system.