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Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel Launches Automated Jury Reminder System
News Release
Thursday, October 11, 2018

HOUSTON —  Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel today announced the launch of electronic jury service reminders by the Harris County District Clerk’s Office.  The service allows those summoned for jury service to register to receive a reminder of their jury service on the day prior to their date of service, by e-mail, text or both.  The system will also alert jurors of weather or other related events that would affect jury services.  Potential jurors register for the reminder service by visiting the web address included on the jury summons and then opting in for the reminder by entering their e-mail address, cell phone number or both.  Once the reminder service registration has been submitted, the potential juror will receive a confirmation e-mail of their successful registration.

The e-mail reminder component of the service went live on Friday, October 5th with the first registration received at 7:31 p.m. that evening.  From the time that first registration was received through 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a total of 280 potential jurors had already opted in to the system.

The text reminder service is scheduled to be operational by Friday, October 12th.

Regarding the jury reminder service, Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel said, “We know that our fellow Harris County citizens are willing to fulfill their duty on behalf of our justice system, but sometimes they forget.   This tool provides the means to remind our jurors of their service, so that it doesn’t fall through the cracks of daily life. I expect that we will see a noticeable increase in jury service participation as a result of the new reminder system.  The other benefit of the system is that we can now proactively notify those called for service of any events that affect jury service, so that potential jurors don’t have to track down information on their own.  This need was highlighted during Hurricane Harvey and again during the severe winter storm in January of this year.  I am committed to the continued implementation of technology, such as this new reminder system, to ensure that our services are delivered as efficiently and effectively as possible, but also in a way that is convenient for everyone who interacts with our office.”





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