Jury Service Resources

Purpose

The purpose of the State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee is to develop and implement programs to ensure broad citizen participation in and support of jury service.

Jury service is a privilege that offers the average citizen an unequaled opportunity to influence and deliberate over fundamental matters of justice. By performing this important civic duty, jurors help ensure fairness and excellence in the administration of justice by federal and state courts.

For videos and a written guide on what to expect when serving on a jury, please visit the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s How Texas Courts Work website and select “Jurors” from the menu.

Also, the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education project Jury Service: A Call to Duty features animated educational videos explaining the history of jury service, how juries are selected, and what happens when you serve on a jury.

Television public service announcements (PSAs) on the importance of jury service – produced as a public service by the State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee — are available below.


Featuring former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman

Featuring former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson

Featuring McLennan County residents and officials*

(*Produced by Waco Chapter-American Board of Trial Advocates)

Jury Service Scams

The State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee is warning the public against criminals that would seek to make them victims of scams that are becoming increasingly common. Individuals, pretending to be local law enforcement officers, are calling citizens stating that they have failed to appear for jury duty or some other court proceeding. These individuals go on to claim that a warrant has been issued for the citizen’s arrest and/or a large sum of money is owed as a fine for failing to appear.

For more information on these scams, watch the PSA below.

How to Spot a Jury Scam


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Juror Recognition

Members

Chair: Doryn Danner Glenn
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Ann Rahwan
Board Advisor: Jeffrey Warren Cochran
Alternate Board Advisor: John D. Sloan Jr.
Advisory Members: Miles David Peterson
Staff Liaison: Kristina McGuire

Term Ends 2024
Elizabeth “Mimi” Coffey
Sheryl Gay Draker
Leland M. Irwin
Andrea Leigh Meza
Elizabeth Ann Rahwan
Jonathan Selden
Jason Willis Snell

Term Ends 2025
Steven Denny
John Charles Ginn

Term Ends 2026
Daniel Ray Correa
Doryn Danner Glenn
Aimee Pingenot Key
Hon. Jennifer Rymell
Michael N. Shoemaker
Rachel Hope Stinson
James G. Stouffer, Jr.
Artrie Allen

Request Copies

You may request up to 20 copies of a pamphlet. If they are available, we will mail them to you.

Include the name of the pamphlet, the number of copies requested, your full name, phone number, and mailing address, and send your request by fax, email, or telephone:

Public Affairs Dept.
Email: pamphlets@texasbar.com
Fax: (512) 427-4245
Tel: (512) 427-1800

Chair
Doryn Glenn
(409) 766-2409

Staff Contact
Kristina McGuire
(512) 427-1759


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