Juror Handbook

Juror Guide

This information has been prepared by the Westmoreland Bar Association with the approval of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County. Its purpose is to assist you as you perform your duties as a juror.

"Trial by jury is more than an instrument of justice. It is the lamp that shows that freedom lives."
- Lord Justice Devlin

"Jury service is one of the highest duties of citizenship, for by it the citizen participates in the administration of justice."
- Chief Justice Harian F. Stone (1941-1946)