Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Boulevard
|For Immediate Release||
Sally Rankin 410-260-1488
(Annapolis, MD — April 28, 2005) The Maryland Judiciary will recognize jurors for their service during a statewide Juror Appreciation Week from May 2-6.
Circuit courts across the state will show jurors their appreciation in various ways.
The Court of Appeals designated May 2-6 as Juror Appreciation Week, in keeping with the national theme for Law Day 2005: “The American Jury: We the People in Action.” Started in 1957 by the American Bar Association, Law Day is celebrated each year on May 1.
“Without jurors, our justice system would grind to a halt,” said Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell. “Each individual’s gift of time and service to the community is integral to our court system and our government.”
The American Bar Association provides background information about the nationwide effort behind Juror Appreciation Week at http://www.abanet.org/jury/jurorkit.html and details on Law Day 2005 at http://www.abanet.org/publiced/lawday/home.html.
For more information, please contact the Court Information Office at 410/260-1488.
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