Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared May 6th – 10th, “Jury Service Appreciation Week.”
“The right to trial by jury of our peers is a critical part of our justice system. The obligation and privilege to serve as a juror are as fundamental to our democracy as the right to vote,” proclaimed Governor Abbott.
Texans know that jury service is important, but research has shown that many don’t show up when they’re summoned. If jurors avoid jury service, the justice we receive, as plaintiffs or defendants in a lawsuit, will be diminished. In short, fair and impartial juries are what make our justice system tick.
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups across Texas will be promoting Jury Service Appreciation Week and reminding Texans when you get served, go serve.