Friday, February 12, 2016

Celebrate Pennsylvania's Juror Appreciation Week

Before you cringe at the letter summoning you to jury duty, consider the importance of serving - an obligation that is being recognized in Pennsylvania this week.

Celebrate Pennsylvania's Juror Appreciation Week


The week of May 16 is Pennylvania's Juror Appreciation Week. Why? The Pa. Senate deemed it so in a resolution.

Here's part of what State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille had to say in response:

“The success of our jury system depends on the participation of every citizen who is called to serve. That is why during Jury Appreciation Week we honor and thank those Pennsylvania citizens who, by serving as jurors during the past year, have kept faith with the founders of their nation and helped to keep the principles of democracy alive. We encourage all citizens to do the same.”

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or You can also follow her on Twitter at

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