Jury Service – Why Me

The protection of our rights and liberties is largely achieved through the teamwork of a judge and jury who, working together in a common effort, put into practice the principles of our great heritage of freedom.

Why Do We Have a Jury System?

The Constitution of the United States guarantees each U.S. citizen a right to trial by jury in both criminal and civil matters.

It’s Your Duty and Honor

As a juror, you play an essential role in the American system of justice. Jury service is an obligation and a privilege. Serving as a juror is a fundamental obligation we all share as citizens of the United States. The Judge determines the law to be applied in the case, while the jury decides the facts. Thus, in a very important way, jurors become a part of the court itself. You do not need any special skills or legal knowledge to be a juror. You do need to keep an open mind and be willing to make decisions free of personal feelings and biases.

To contact the Circuit Clerk regarding your jury service, please call (479) 271-1015 or email at jury@bentoncountyar.gov.