To honor the exceptional service and commitment of the citizens who perform jury duty in the District of Columbia Courts, the Council of the District of Columbia passed a ceremonial resolution declaring the week of September 12 to September 16, 2022, Juror Appreciation Week in the District of Columbia.
Over the course of this special week this year, D.C. Superior Court is partnering with the Council for Court Excellence, as we recognize and thank District residents who answer the call to serve their communities through their commitment to providing the right to a speedy, impartial trial in civil and criminal cases before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Monday, September 12, through Friday, September 16, Superior Court judges will speak to jurors who have been summoned to for petit jury service during this week, and express their gratitude to them and all citizens who have previously participated in petit jury and grand jury service in the District. Other commemorative activities are also planned during the week at Moultrie Courthouse.
This is a unique time to celebrate our jurors. In 2021 — with the coronavirus pandemic still with us — around 2,000 D.C. residents reported for jury duty. They rearranged work schedules, cleared personal calendars, and trusted that the Courts’ strict observance to CDC guidance and safety protocols would protect them while they served.
We recognize the value of jurors’ time and deeply appreciate their efforts this week — and throughout the year.