Governor Greg Abbott has declared May 6th – 10th as “Jury Service Appreciation Week” in Texas.
“The obligation and privilege to serve as a juror are as fundamental to our democracy as the right to vote,” proclaimed Governor Abbott. “Courts depend upon citizens to serve as jurors and all citizens should be encouraged to respond when summoned for jury service. I commend all Texans who give their time and talents to serve on juries across the Lone Star State.”
Every Texan should do their part to bring fairness and balance to the civil justice system by serving on a jury when called. A robust jury system is essential to protect our rights as Americans and ensure all defendants are treated fairly in the courtroom.
We appreciate Governor Abbott’s commitment to this important issue and encourage all Texans to answer the call when summoned to serve.