St. Louis City Circuit Court to Debut New Jury System

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 2, 2017) — The city of St. Louis will be the pilot location to implement Show Me Jury, a new jury system that the Missouri judiciary plans to introduce across the state in October 2018.

The St. Louis Circuit Court will mail new Show Me Jury summonses starting Feb. 24, for jury service beginning April 3.

Joanne Martin, jury supervisor for the St. Louis Circuit Court, said, “A big benefit to our citizens will be the ease of contacting and communicating with the courts, and in particular, the jury supervisor’s office.”

When residents receive the new jury service summons, they will be directed to www.courts.mo.gov/ejuror, where they will fill out a qualification form. This online questionnaire, which will become active February 24, 2017, gives citizens the opportunity to choose their preference of communication — whether by U.S. Postal Service, e-mail or even text message. Paper copies of questionnaires can be obtained by calling the jury supervisor’s office.

“We hope the public will recognize the benefits of a more efficient court system, but also the convenience of communication with our courts,” Martin said.