Lee Clerk celebrates Juror Appreciation Week, April 29 to May 3
Lee County Clerk Linda Doggett is celebrating Juror Appreciation Week to bring awareness to the vital role jurors play in our justice system and our democracy. Clerk Doggett wishes to thank all jurors for their service and stresses the honor and importance of serving on a jury.
“In the United States, we have the unique constitutional right to be tried by a jury of our peers,” Doggett said. “Jurors are the cornerstone of our justice system, and we deeply appreciate their sacrifices and contributions.”
Each month, approximately 3,000 Lee County citizens serve jury duty. Jurors are selected for one trial, which usually is completed within one day.
Juror Appreciation Week is part of a national effort to promote the importance of jury duty. It is held in conjunction with Law Day, which was established in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower and recognized by attorneys throughout the nation.
Lee County citizens are randomly selected for jury duty from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles records. Any citizen with a valid driver license or identification card may be summonsed.
For more information about jury duty reporting, requests for excusals, and general information, visit
ABOUT THE CLERK’S OFFICE:
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Linda Doggett is directly elected by and accountable to Lee County residents. In addition to the role of Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Clerk is the County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, and the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Lee County.