As a trial attorney in Brownsville Texas, I know first hand the importance of jury duty. It is not only a duty to serve on juries, but is is a right and privilege as well. Juries sit in judgment of our cases and disputes.
The tradition of jury trials dates back beyond the founding of the United States, and was contemplated in the United States Constitution as well as the Texas Constitution. The basic concept of being judged by ones piers as opposed to government officials is fundamental to our system of justice.
If you receive a notice to appear for jury duty, make sure you do not fail to attend. I have seen a United States Marshall as well as the county sheriff sent out to find people who failed to appear for jury duty.
An attorney in Brownsville, and all over the State, relies on juries to help resolve cases. By serving as a juror, you are helping your fellow citizens resolve their disputes.