In an effort to make reporting for jury duty more enjoyable, the San Diego Superior Court has implemented a program that allows jurors to access wireless internet in the court's jury lounge at no charge.
"Citizen participation is the lifeblood of our judicial system," says presiding judge Kevin A. Enright. "It is our goal to make that experience as good of an experience as possible. More and more jurors are bringing their laptops and other portable devices to the court and asking for access to the internet while waiting to serve on a jury. We are happy to be able now to meet that need."
According to a news release, court staff has created WiFi "hotspots" at four jury lounges located in downtown San Diego, Chula Vista, El Cajon, and Vista. Jurors with a valid juror's badge number and a court-provided password can access the internet. The WiFi program began the week of January 25.