The jury system is often referred to as the "conscience of the community." It is a fundamental right guaranteed to all United States citizens under the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and is one of the most important civic duties a citizen can perform.
The administration of justice and the protection of rights and liberties in our courts are only achieved through the teamwork of legal professionals and jurors.
"I found my jury service experience to be educational and interesting. All of the clerks, bailiffs, judge and attorneys were friendly and helpful. I learned a lot about the judicial process from being a juror. Being a member of a jury gives you the opportunity to hold your peers accountable for their actions and keep your city, county and state safe as well as working with others to come to a fair judgment."
Keith Zimmer, 2013 Criminal Juror, St. Charles County Circuit Court