Obviously obvious #2

A juror wrote to a judge and the  general manager of  high courts calling for better screening of English comprehenion in potential jurors after serving on a jury, most members of which didn’t speak English as a first language.

Some people speak and understand English better as a second language than others do as a first so not being a native English speaker should not rule people out of jury duty altogether.

But whether English is your first language or not, a good grasp of the language and listening comprehension skills ought to be a pre-requisite for jurors.

One Response to Obviously obvious #2

  1. Paul Tremewan says:

    The current qualifications to be a juror appear to be either unemployed or retired.. so why should we now have to add the burden of understanding the language used in the Court??? [The language, not the MInister of Finance.]

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