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April 29 - May 3, 2013Get 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, juror supervisors or circuit clerks who request them. By placing the posters in a prominent place, you can let jurors know that they are not taken for granted in your community. Of course, the lapel stickers are another way to mark this special week. In addition to giving the stickers to jurors, a number of courts distribute them to court personnel to wear for the week. Click here to order.
From Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3, Missouri will be celebrating the role of jurors throughout the state.
Over the years, Missouri courts have found a number of creative ways to celebrate jury service. Some courthouses decorate areas with banners that announce the week; others hold brief ceremonies and invite the media to cover the events; and some go out of their way to welcome jurors with home-baked treats, free snacks, or coupons donated by local businesses or mementos.
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 statewide news releases 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