Monday, August 4, 2008
Juror pay in Minnesota is slashed is an interesting July 22, 2008 National Law Journal article. The article reports that because of budget cuts, juror pay is being reduced from $20 per day to $10 per day.
This is ridiculous. Jurors in Minnesota, as well as in most other parts of the country are grossly under paid. Additionally, the amount of money that will be saved by this cut is peanuts. This cut demonstrates an utter disrespect for the service of jurors and the legal system. Any wonder why so many do anything they can to get out of jury service??
Don't we as a society want to encourage jury service??
Mitchell H. Rubinstein