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By Shirley Faust
Missoula County Clerk of Court 

Jury duty - A privilege of democracy

The County Voice


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Shirley Faust, Missoula County Clerk of Court

Raise your hand if you would like to serve on a jury. If you raised your hand – thank you! If you didn't, consider this: If you were the subject of a jury trial and needed a jury of your peers to decide your fate, would you choose an educated, intelligent individual such as yourself to serve? If yes, you should reconsider. You don't have to be charged with a crime to be the subject of a jury trial. You could be a defendant in a civil lawsuit and be tried by a jury. Something to keep in mind!

We live in a democratic society that allows for an open, accessible court system. With the excepti...

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