Juror Appreciation Week is the Court’s way of recognizing and honoring the citizens of who have been summoned to be here during that week to serve, as well as those citizens who have performed their civic duty in the past.
“Our jury system is the best in the world. Jurors have a great responsibility and play a very important role in the justice system,“ said Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz. This year about 9,000 residents will report for jury service. “On behalf of the judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit, I wish to express our thanks and appreciation to all those who serve.”
Juror Appreciation Week includes:
A Proclamation of the Lake County Board declaring Juror Appreciation Week in Lake County during the week of October 11-14, 2016
A welcome given by Chief Judge to jurors summoned during the week of October 11-14, 2016
Public service announcements in the media thanking jurors for their dedicated service
Speaker programs designed to explain why we have juries in the United States
According to the National Center for State Courts, 95% of all jury trials are held in the United States.