To honor the exceptional service and commitment of the citizens who perform jury duty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the Council of the District of Columbia will pass a ceremonial resolution declaring the week of October 2-6, 2023, Juror Appreciation Week in Washington, D.C.
During this special week, we recognize and thank those 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 Superior Court.
Our 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.
Over 1,800 jurors served in Superior Court in 2022, and we deeply appreciate their service to our justice system. We encourage jurors and other residents to engage on social media using #AnswerTheCall and #JurorAppreciationWeek to spread the word on why jury service is important to them.
SPONSORS OF JUROR APPRECIATION WEEK
- Council for Court Excellence
- South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
- Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington
- Washington Bar Association
- Washington Council of Lawyers
- Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia