What: Thanks to a generous donation from the Fully Informed Jury Association, we have over 1000 copies of brochures and other literature to give to potential jurors.
We will be informing potential jurors that their primary function is to protect the rights of the accused from tyrannical or immoral laws, not simply to determine the facts of the case. Approximately 700 potential jurors appear at the Justice Center in downtown Fort Worth each Monday morning.
Meter parking is available for about 50 cents. It would also be helpful if someone brought a camera to record the event. The event lasts for about an hour, but if someone can only stay for a few minutes, that would still be helpful.
A copy of the flier being distributed is available for downloading.
Here is a copy of useful tips that FIJA recommends for passing out literature near courthouses. I will also make time for a training session for any newcomers who like to attend FIJA events in the future. If anyone prefer a particular day for training, just let me know.
If you are interested, you may also view the jury selection process as a guest, according to the court bailiff.
The topic of jury rights will be of most interest and relevance to people who may serve on a panel. It will be on the top of their mind, for they are much more likely to read those documents than at any other time. This also provides an opportunity for outreach to meet other like-minded folks and bring them into the fold.
When: Monday, Aug. 23, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Where: Tarrant County Justice Center, 401 West Belknap St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, at the Weatherford-Taylor intersection
This is event is being coordinated with the Campaign for Liberty — Tarrant County.