To the Editor:
The Oneida County circuit judges, clerk of circuit court and court staff would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to past, present and future jurors.
Your contributions are greatly appreciated by the Court. Most people find jury service to be a very rewarding, interesting experience. Jury service is a vital aspect of our government and we value your time and commitment to our justice system.
In 2011, a total of 975 jurors were summoned for jury duty in Oneida County. In 2012, to date, approximately 784 jurors have been summoned to serve.
We would also like to thank the many private companies, government agencies, small businesses, school districts and all those who encourage and support their employees when they are called to jury service.
In honoring the excellent service and commitment of citizens who perform jury duty, we hope to reinforce public confidence in the jury system, improve communication with jurors and employers and publicize an important and positive message about jury service.
Your local courts depend on your service – thank you for doing your duty.
Patrick F. O’Melia
Oneida Co. Circuit Court, Branch I
Michael H. Bloom
Oneida Co. Circuit Court, Branch II
Clerk of Circuit Court