As a member of the jury, you have a vital role to play, one that protects each U.S. citizen’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
You are the instrument to ensure justice is served, because as a selected juror, you come to the court unbiased.
You take on the burden of the government. And we know it is a burden. It is difficult to pull away from your everyday responsibilities of family, work and more to sit in a courtroom.
But without you, our judicial system would fail. Justice would be impossible. Since 1791, America’s judicial system has relied on the participation of men and women like you to set the standards and the value of quality of life in our courts and communities.
It is up to you to put the bounds around drivers, property owners, manufacturers, lawyers, accountants, insurance companies and government entities, and shape the standards that govern them.
It is up to you to place a monetary value on the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.