This video gives an overview of Ohio's court system and explains what jurors should expect when they are called to serve. The goal is to make the video available to all Ohio judges and courts as a way to educate the public about the key role that jurors play in our judicial system.
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor provides the video introduction, in which she states the importance of devoting the time to answer the call to jury service: "We are privileged to live in a country where our state and federal constitutions guarantee the right to a trial by a jury of our peers."
"In addition to the public education the video provides our courts, this is also a great tool for teachers to talk with students about our third branch of government," Ohio State Bar Association President Martin E. Mohler said. "It is never too early, or too late, to learn why jury service is so important to our democracy."