A jury is the conscience of the community. It is the most important role a citizen can play in our democracy.
The power of the juror’s vote on a case is a great power. It impacts not only the parties to the case but the community. And what happens in the courtroom echoes throughout the state.
Juries decide how much we value life. Whether or not safety rules matter. And whether accountability and personal responsibility matter.
How many jurors on an injury case?
In Connecticut, we seat 6 jurors and 2 alternates. The alternates sit through all testimony. They only vote if one of the 6 jurors are excused.
Every juror is very important. We are grateful for all who serve.