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JURY SERVICE

Your participation is important to Texas!

 "The men and women who are called upon to serve on juries in both our federal and state courts have maintained standard of fairness and excellence throughout the history of our country. They have demonstrated vision and will toward the administration of justice that is wellspring of inspiration." 

-U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren (1962)

Jury Service as a Civic Duty and a Privilege

Both the Constitution of the United States and the Texas Constitution guarantee the right to a trial by jury. That right has long been considered a fundamental safeguard of each American's civil liberties. With your participation as a Texas juror, our constitutional right to an impartial jury is protected. As noted by the Honorable Tom C. Clark, Texan and former justice of the United States Supreme Court, "The jury system improves the quality of justice and is the sole means of keeping its administration attuned to community standards."

Jury service is a privilege that offers the average citizen an unequaled opportunity to influence and deliberate over fundamental matters of justice. As a juror, you are in a position of responsibility. You will need to be fair, impartial, and be willing to make decisions that are not based on your personal feelings and biases.