Many of us will walk through life without ever having to consider the importance of the Seventh Amendment. Many Americans do not even realize that the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right to trial by a jury. Meanwhile, there are special interest groups and lobbyists working daily to limit and/or abolish every citizen’s right to a trial by a jury of his peers.
Fortunately, groups like Save Our Juries are working hard to educate consumers on the importance of the jury system and in particular, the crucial role we all can play as jurors when summoned. Learn more today by visiting the website here.
Jury service is a vital component of our justice system. Each of us should consider it an honor and a privilege of citizenship to serve when a summons arrives. It may not be convenient or opportune timing when one receives a call to service but it will be a life-changing experience for the people who entrust their lives and issues to the justice system.
Think about those who have been involved in an automobile accidents, suffered injuries on the job, or been injured by a defective product. What if there were no jurors available to help them obtain justice for their injuries? If not jurors, who will hold corporate America accountable for these activities?
Recently, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on the importance of jury service in this video:
Please consider the importance of jury service when summoned and fulfill this vital responsibility to our civil justice system and your fellow Americans.
Senior Vice President
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