The month of July is Juror Appreciation Month in the North Carolina Judicial Branch. Juror Appreciation Month recognizes the importance of jury service to the community.
We set aside this time each year to thank and recognize the thousands of North Carolinians who perform this important service to our courts. Our state needs jurors now more than ever to help address the large backlog of cases left in the Wake of this pandemic and help ensure that justice is administered without favor, denial, or delay.
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 24 of the North Carolina Constitution give a person charged with a crime the right to a trial by a jury. Most North Carolina citizens usually come into contact with the Judicial Branch through jury service. Juror Appreciation Month is an opportunity to educate the public and to help raise awareness of the importance of jury service, while extending a small token of thanks to the many citizens who devote their time to the Judicial Branch and our system of justice.
Juror Appreciation Month is celebrated in North Carolina in July each year. During this time, courthouses all over the state are encouraged to celebrate safely. Participation in Juror Appreciation Month is voluntary and some judicial districts will host their own events during the month to safely celebrate and thank their jurors.