Tuesday, May 13, 2008
State Courts Celebrating Juror Appreciation Week
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The California courts are celebrating Juror Appreciation Week in order to express their thanks to jurors for fulfilling their jury service responsibilities, the Judicial Council of California said in a release yesterday.
The Los Angeles Superior Court will give prospective jurors pencils and water bottles, while the Orange Superior Court will distribute post-it notes printed with expressions of appreciation, magnets, bookmarks, and refreshments.
According to the release, this year marks the 10-year anniversary since a resolution was passed by the California Legislature that established Juror Appreciation Week as an annual event held the second week in May.
Approximately 2.7 million potential jurors report for jury duty each year in California, of those, about 1.3 million report in person and another 1.4 million report by telephone, the release stated.
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