In a previous article, I discussed why Jury Yield is so Important and how increasing your jury yield can lead to efficiency and cost-savings. It is one of the two most important statistics that determine how well you are running your jury operation. The other? Jury Utilization.
We all lead busy private lives. Work, family, hobbies, obligations, etc… All require our time as we try to figure out how to fit it all in. Constant is the refrain “there are not enough hours in the day.” I nod my head in agreement.
In a previous blog article, I discussed the importance of achieving a higher jury yield. It is one of the most important statistics in determining the efficiency of your jury operation because it relates to the number of people your office deals with on a daily basis. As I described previously, if your jury yield is going up, it is because more jurors are receiving their summons OR more jurors are responding to their summons. Either way, raising your jury yield is a good trend to have. So, when I came across some statistical reporting from Florida that shows how Courthouse JMS and its peripherals are positively impacting our clients there, I was thrilled to see them saving money and increasing their jury yield!
The main goal for any good jury operation should be to achieve as high a percentage as possible of jurors who report and perform their service. The factors that help achieve higher juror yield include convenience functions, good customer service, and a liberal deferral policy. However, the easiest and first step you can take is one many jury managers overlook. It relates to the first thing a juror sees after having been selected for jury service. I am talking about their summons.