Clerk's Blog

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Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller values jurors’ time and commitment to judicial system
Friday, July 19, 2019 --

For more than 200 years, juries have been a cornerstone of the judicial system. During that time, the Manatee County Jury Department has often taken an unconventional approach to fill those coveted box seats.

Twenty-five years ago, jury duty summonses were mailed out based on voter registration — often resulting in only 25 – 30 percent of residents reporting for duty. In those instances where the…