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San Mateo County Superior Court Celebrates Juror Appreciation Week May 13–17


San Mateo County Superior Court Celebrates Juror Appreciation Week May 13–17

REDWOOD CITY – The San Mateo County Superior Court will celebrate Juror Appreciation Week, May 13–17, to recognize the service and participation of jurors in San Mateo County. Recognition of jurors during the second week of May was established by a special resolution passed by the California Legislature in 1998 to acknowledge the important contributions of citizens who devote their time and put into practice the fundamental American ideal of trial by jury.

To celebrate Juror Appreciation Week this year, jurors asked to report will be offered themed word search and crossword puzzles provided by the Judicial Council of California. The court’s jury offices will also be adorned with festive banners and decorations to mark the occasion. Sworn jury panels will be offered special snack baskets assembled by the court’s Juror Services team.

The court calls approximately 1000 jurors on a weekly basis, with that number reaching nearly 1500 jurors on busy weeks. Jury panels served on nearly 130 court trials in 2023, with over 40 trials held so far in 2024. “Jury service is essential to the administration of justice and considered one of the most important duties you can perform as a U.S. citizen,” highlighted Neal I. Taniguchi, Court Executive Officer and Jury Commissioner. Trials by jury would not be possible without residents answering the call to serve their communities.

Those summoned for jury service can verify reporting instructions for their respective group number after 6:00 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled service date. The court’s website provides an updated list of jury reporting instructions, times, and locations, as well as the ability to sign up for text updates. Juror Services may also be contacted by phone at 650-599-1700 or by email at

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