Why is jury service important?

The United States Constitution and the Texas Constitution guarantee all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status, the right to trial by an impartial jury.

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1. Why is jury service important?
2. What is my duty as a juror?
3. How was I selected?
4. Am I eligible?
5. Who is not eligible to serve on a jury?
6. Who can be excused from jury service?
7. What are the different types of cases?
8. Must my employer pay me while I am on jury duty?
9. Who can have a jury trial?
10. Are there rules about jury conduct?