Posted Aug 23, 2013 04:27 pm CDT
To make it easier to communicate with prospective jurors called for duty, New Jersey courts are now offering alerts via text and email.
Some 30,000 jurors have opted in for the new service since it became available on June 24.
“We recognize that jurors make sacrifices to perform a vital public service,” Chief Justice Stuart Rabner said in the release. “Because so many jurors today rely on electronic communication, we want to meet their expectations and update them about jury service in the most convenient way possible.”
Prospective jurors can opt out of alerts at any time and won’t receive messages after their jury service concludes.
Other recent accommodations for the 200,000 jurors called into duty each year include wi-fi at every courthouse and use of desktop computers at some court locations.
Hat tip: Jur-E Bulletin from the National Center for State Courts