It was in this spirit that the Board of Judicial Administration created the Washington State Jury Commission in June 1999. The Commission's mandate was to "conduct a broad inquiry into the jury system and examine issues including ... juror responsiveness, citizen satisfaction from jury service, adequacy of juror reimbursement, and improving juror participation in trials." This Article sets forth a brief summary of the Commission's work and examines, in more detail, certain, specific recommendations of the Commission, including those that have been implemented and those that have not. In addition, this Article provides an update on the status of the Commission's work and proposes recommendations for future changes.
Jeffrey C. Grant, Recent Changes to Washington's Jury Trials: A Great System Made Even Better, 26 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 431 (2003).