Massachusetts Juror Orientation Video

Jury Service: Your Right, Your Responsibility

Produced by the Office of Jury Commissioner and Suffolk Law School

This orientation video is shown to all prospective jurors on their first day of juror service.  It includes a welcome from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, a brief history of trial by jury in the Commonwealth, an outline of the trial process, and provides an overview of what people can expect from their juror service.

(Length = 18:31)

This video is captioned in English.

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The TV Series...

Still image from the TV show Jury Duty: You Make A Difference

Produced by the Office of Jury Commissioner for the Commonwealth.

This multi-episode series explores how the jury system works in Massachusetts.

(Length = approximately 25 minutes per episode)

Transcripts, in various formats, will soon be available.

  • SEASON 01 (12 episodes)
  • SEASON 02 (currently in production)

An Independent Judiciary

Produced by The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics.

This documentary examines two Supreme Court cases, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) and Cooper v. Aaron (1958), which defined our understanding of the role of the judiciary.  

(Length = 34 minutes)

The video is available with captioning in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Please click here to view the video.