Trial by jury is a foundation of our system of justice and is one of the reasons the U.S. justice system is the finest in the world. While trial by jury is a right guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights, serving on a jury is both a responsibility of being a citizen and an opportunity to serve your community. No special training, skills, or legal knowledge is necessary to be a juror. All that is required is that you be willing to keep an open mind, pay attention, and make a decision based on the law and evidence that is presented. On behalf of the Maryland Judiciary, thank you for your jury service.
Watch the Jury Service Orientation Video