April 28 - May 2, 2014Get Ready for Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week
The Missouri Bar will be sending this year’s free posters and Juror Appreciation lapel stickers to any judges, jury supervisors or circuit clerks who request them. By placing the posters in a prominent place, you can let jurors know that they are appreciated in your community. The lapel stickers are another way to mark this special week by giving the stickers to jurors or a number of courts distribute them to court personnel to wear for the week. Click here to order.
Missouri is one of only a few states that hold a statewide
Juror Appreciation Week, with more than 50 courts participating annually. The observance began in 2000 by order of the Supreme
Court of Missouri. The order states, “Each year thousands of Missourians
perform one of the most significant civic duties granted to citizens -- they
serve as fair and impartial jurors in communities throughout the state. To
honor those citizens who have performed their civic duty, all Missouri courts
are directed to observe Juror Appreciation Week…” Over the years, Missouri courts have found a number of creative ways to celebrate jury service. When:From Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, Missouri will be celebrating the role of jurors throughout the state.
Local newspapers or broadcasters will be interested in letting your community know about any activities you plan. The media understand that jury service is important to individuals, courts and communities. The Missouri Bar will be sending a statewide news release about Juror Appreciation Week. However, the most effective way to let the public know about any events you plan is to have someone from your court call the local media or send a brief description of activities a week before they occur.
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Paid for by The Missouri Bar Sebrina Barrett, Executive Director PO Box 119 Jefferson City, MO 65102