The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors to the American justice system. Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Court System and the State Bar of Wisconsin, the judges, clerks and attorneys who work in the system year-round have created this opportunity to acknowledge the participation of the almost 200,000 individuals who are summoned to serve in Wisconsin each year - people who have set aside their work and personal lives to ensure that this cornerstone of American justice perseveres. Whether a juror serves in September or on another date, this is the legal system's chance to call attention to every prospective and sworn jurors contribution and to say "thank you."
Supreme Court Conversation on Jury Service: Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Anthony M. Kennedy discuss the importance of jury service with high school students. (Produced by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.) (external link)