San Bernardino Superior Court Celebrates Juror Appreciation Week May 14-18, 2018

SAN BERNARDINO, CA—The Superior Court of San Bernardino County will celebrate Juror Appreciation Week, May 14-18, 2018, to recognize the service and participation of jurors from our community.

Recognition for jurors during the second week in May was established by a special resolution passed by the California Legislature in 1998 to acknowledge the important contributions of citizens who devote their time and effort in making the cherished right of trial by jury a reality. Juror Appreciation week is now an annual event in courts throughout the state.

Juror participation guarantees that everyone has the right to a trial where they can be heard and judged by their peers. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County appreciates the sacrifices and essential contribution of jurors to our justice system. In celebration of Juror Appreciation week, bookmarks, gavel-shaped pencils, and light refreshments will be available to all jurors at the San Bernardino Justice Center, Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville, and Joshua Tree Jury Assembly rooms.

The Superior Court of San Bernardino County recently improved technology in Jury Services. The technological improvements include the implementation of kiosks to streamline the check-in process, website improvements and a revision of the jury summons. Prospective jurors can now defer jury services up to 90 days, complete the juror questionnaire, receive status updates via phone, text and/or e-mail, check juror status, and obtain juror verification online. Nationwide, approximately 8 million people are summoned for jury service, over 3 million prospective jurors are eligible and available to serve; and approximately 80 percent of prospective jurors complete service in one day.

For any additional questions, please contact the Court Executive Office at 909-708-8747.

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