The month of July is Juror Appreciation Month in the state of North Carolina. 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. Their voice in our system of justice makes it possible for the Judicial Branch to carry out it's mission of administering justice for all.
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 may celebrate. Participation in Juror Appreciation Month is voluntary and some judicial districts will host their own events during the month to celebrate and thank their jurors.