Getting people to show up for one of the most important civic duties is requires a lot of coordination and effort. The fast-paced schedule of one’s normal, everyday life is lot to work around. Technology has helped in this regard but it also seems to have made busy lives even busier. Getting information to potential jurors in a timely way is the most important facet of operating an efficient jury operation. The quicker you can get info to the juror, the more transparency there is and the more likely people will work jury duty into their busy lives.
When Courthouse eResponse was first released, we allowed jurors to respond to their summons online, fill out their questionnaire, make requests, and determine their service requirements. Later, when Courthouse SMS was developed, we enabled JMS users to send jurors automated and manual text messages related to their jury service. In our continuing effort to offer the most comprehensive jury platform available, we have developed functionality to combine the benefits of Courthouse eResponse and SMS together. Courthouse SMS Response allows jurors to correspond with Courthouse JMS directly through a text message conversation. This latest functionality is designed to provide even more convenience for your jurors by offering another method to communicate with the court. They are able to: