“I consider a trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
—— Thomas Jefferson
Did you know that April 27 through May 1st is Missouri Juror Appreciation Week?
Missouri is one of only a few states that celebrates a statewide Juror Appreciation Week. During the week long event, judges, lawyers and court clerks emphasize to jurors how important their service is to the courts, their communities, and the judicial system.
The observance began in 2000 by an order of the Missouri Supreme Court as a way to honor the over 70,000 Missourians who perform their civic duty by reporting to jury duty each year. The observance also serves to remind people of the importance of jury service as a way to uphold our constitution and democracy.
Visit the Missouri Bar Association event webpage to learn more about Juror Appreciation Week, watch a video on the importance of jurors, or take a quiz to test your knowledge on jury service.