Jury service is one of the highest responsibilities that you can participate in as a citizen of the United States of America. Your service as a juror is a vital function of our democracy. Our judicial system belief is that a just and fair verdict in court comes from having disputes settled by our fellow citizens. You become a very important part of our legal system when you participate as a fair and impartial juror in trial court.
Very few of us ever have to go to court as a plaintiff or defendant, but when we do, we want good, honest people to listen to the evidence and decide on the verdict. Therefore, when called to serve on a jury, we have an obligation to our fellow citizens to honor the summons and appear at court.