Workforce Development Created

#252 Make Jury Duty more Streamlined

Jury duty can be costly for both governments and citizens. The city generally pays people for showing up to jury duty, and citizens called in for duty often have to pay for things like child care and parking. Furthermore, it's often the case that excessive numbers of people are called in for duty who could have been eliminated by scheduling conflicts.

Champion Name

Jarune Uwujaren

Location

City-wide

Timeline

Jun 27, 2022

Today

Sep 25, 2019

Created

Why it matters

Calling in excess jurors wastes time and money for both the government and its citizens.

What does "good" look like?

Good looks like the pool of potential jurors called in for jury duty being carefully sized so that it is large enough to be whittled down to juries of 12 without being excessive.

How could technology solve this?

Software or algorithms can be used to calculate the number of jurors that should be called based on the number and types of trials that are in need of jurors. See: https://qz.com/950121/jury-duty-is-still-an-expensive-waste-of-time-even-though-us-courts-know-how-to-fix-it/