October 2017 Bar Bulletin
By Judge Laura Inveen
What started out as a way to ensure that enough jurors would be available for all trials at the Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) on a given day has resulted in a change in how King County Superior Court summons jurors at both regional courthouses, at least until February.
Population increases and demographic shifts have pressured the MRJC, leading to an increase in trials, many of which are lengthy criminal cases. For many years, jury service at both the King County Courthouse and the MRJC has operated under the “two day, one trial” procedure.1 A potential juror...