On Being a Juror

You Now Know: On Being a Juror

We sometimes joke about avoiding jury service. We might wince when we get the notice to serve. But I submit to you that jury service is one of the highest public services we all can perform, perhaps second only to military service. Thomas Jefferson called the jury vote more important than the right to vote – because the jury vote is a direct vote, as compared to the right to vote being an indirect vote for a representative. The next time you’re called for jury service remember the Golden Rule – next time it could be you or a loved one who needs a competent, fair and impartial jury.