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Recently served jury duty? Whether you loved or hated the experience, we would sincerely like to know why. Please offer any additional comments you have below:

Note: If you have any questions or concerns regarding your need to report to jury duty, please contact the court referred to on your summons. We are a non-profit organization and are not associated with any court. We cannot excuse you from jury duty.

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Questionnaire

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How did you find this questionnaire?

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In what court did you serve?

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Were you selected for jury duty?

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What type of case was it?

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How long did the trial last?

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How long did you deliberate?

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Did you return a verdict?

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What did you like about the Judge's management of this case?

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What did you dislike about the Judge's management of this case?

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How could the Judge have improved the trial?

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At the beginning of the trial were you given an approximate end-date?

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If you were given an end-date, did the trial end when or before you were told it would end?

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Were you satisfied with the length of the trial? (e.g., Too long? Too short?) Please explain.

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Were you provided sufficient instruction at the beginning of the trial as to what you should look for and what questions you would need to answer at the end of the trial, such that you clearly understood what was expected of you as a juror?

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Would you have preferred more guidance at the start as to what to look for during the trial? Please explain.

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Were you permitted to submit questions to the Judge during the trial?

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If you were not allowed to submit questions, would you have liked to have been able to do so?

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Did you have any difficulty understanding the instructions about the law that the court gave you at the end of the case? If yes, please explain:

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Do you think that the trial could have been enhanced through the use of modern technology? If yes, please explain:

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Is there anything about the trial you wish had been done differently?

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Do you feel that the opposing lawyers were evenly matched in their skills?

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Do you feel that the opposing lawyers were evenly matched in their preparation?

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Do you feel that the quality of the lawyering impacted your verdict?

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How could the lawyers have improved the trial?

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Was the courtroom deputy courteous and pleasant?

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Was the court security officer courteous and pleasant?

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Were the Judge's law clerks courteous and pleasant?

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If your answer was "No" for Questions 26-28, please explain your concern.

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Were the physical facilities and convenience for jurors adequate or inadequate?

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The following improvements should be made regarding the physical facilities and convenience for jurors:

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How did you feel when you first received your summons?

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What was your favorite part of your jury service?

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What was your least favorite part of your jury service?

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Did your perspective of the judicial system change after serving? How so?

Whether you loved or hated the experience, we would sincerely like to know why. Please offer any additional comments you have below.

If you would like to contribute to our project, please offer your name and email address. We would be happy to keep you updated with all of our efforts.