Serving on a jury is both an obligation and a privilege of citizenship. PMC’s Jury Project endeavors to increase the number of citizens participating in jury service and to improve the quality of the jury service experience.
Jury Duty is an obligation and a privilege of citizenship. It is one of the first encounters many Pennsylvanians will have with the court system. It is therefore critical that this experience be a positive one. PMC works to ensure this.
PMC understands that being summoned for jury duty can be a bit overwhelming. Most citizens, even those who were reluctant to report for jury duty, usually confirm that they are pleased they served and had a generally positive experience. If you follow the guidelines below, your jury duty experience should go smoothly.
Recognizing that jury service is both a duty and a right, PMC’s Jury Project endeavors to increase the number of citizens participating in jury service and to improve the quality of the jury service experience. PMC seeks to improve the jury experience by making it less burdensome upon and more satisfying for citizens to serve.
Juror Appreciation Day -- Pennsylvania celebrates juries and jurors in May, with a special week dedicated to Juror Appreciation activities. These programs highlight the critical role jurors play and encourage others to serve when summoned. Judges, court administrators and local officials express their appreciation for the jurors and acknowledge that without jurors, our justice system could not function.