Jury Service Resources
The Importance of Jury Service
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.
Featuring 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)
Texas Bar Blog
Texas Bar Journal
Call of Duty: Texas Celebrates Its Inaugural Jury Appreciation Week (Originally published in May 2016.)
Client Page: So You Received a Jury Summons—Now What? (Originally published in 2012.)
Client Page: Serving on a Jury (Originally published in 2005; Note that the child age exemption was 10 at the time of publication; it has since been changed to 12.)
Download These Resources
Jury Service Toolkit: A public education resource for lawyers (available online only)
Juror Information Guide: A public education resource (available online only)
Guia Para Participantes Del Jurado En Texas (disponible solo en linea)
Sample Thank You Letter from Judge to Jurors, a resource of the State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee
Jury Appreciation Week Guide, a resource of the State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee
Promoting Jury Appreciation Week, an article by Judge Eddie Northcutt for In Chambers magazine (Summer 2017)
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, how many copies, your full name, your phone number and your mailing address and send your request by fax or email to:
Communications/Public Information Dept.
Fax: (512) 475-0809
If you can't fax or email, call Amy Starnes at:
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1800 or (512) 427-1800
JURY SERVICE COMMITTEE
The purpose of the State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee is to improve the manner in which jurors are treated within the judicial process (including compensation) and develop and implement programs to ensure broad citizen participation and support.
Contact the Committee
If you have any questions regarding the Jury Service Committee, please contact:
Lowell Brown, staff liaison