Harris County jurors will now receive free parking, coffee, and meal vouchers as part of a plan by District Clerk Marilyn Burgess to improve jury attendance. Historically, jury participation has been low in Harris County. In recent years, it has been in the 20 percent range, with participation of African Americans and Hispanics at even lower levels, according to the district clerk’s office.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.