American Judicature Society: National Jury Center
Provides extensive information about all aspects of the jury, including jury improvements, right to a jury trial, and juror privacy. Publishes "Behind Closed Doors: A Guide for Jury Deliberations,", a 10-page pamphlet designed to help jurors through the deliberation process and enhance decision making. Free.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Resources include articles ( The civil jury: 200 years under siege; Justice and Juries for All; Jury Duty: The Responsibility of Every Citizen), quotes, and lesson plans about the importance of juries and the history of the American jury system.
Constitutional Rights Foundation-Chicago: "The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy"
Website for teachers, students, and citizens explains on the American jury system and its role in American legal, social, and political life, with emphasis on origins and purposes of the jury system in England and its development in America; the different steps of the jury system; historical examples of the jury's strengths and limitations, and how the system has adapted to changes in American law and society. Includes lessons, information, and resources developed by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago with high school teachers from California, Colorado, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Illinois in cooperation with national experts and scholars on the jury system.
In addition to the websites of state court systems, many of which contain useful information about juries and jury reform, the websites of trial courts often contain nuts- and-bolts jury information, designed to help people called to serve in those courts. You can find plenty of examples by typing "juries" or "jury service" of "information for jurors" in your favorite search engine such as Yahoo!, Google, and Dogpile.
Federal Grand Jury
This excellent site is a portal to much useful information about grand juries here and in England, now and in the past, in state courts and federal courts. University of Dayton School of Law Professor Susan Brenner, coauthor of Federal Grand Jury Practice, created it. The site is designed to 'let people learn what a grand jury is, and what it does.'
FindLaw's Writ: Legal Commentary
What's Wrong With the Modern Jury: How Our System Can Better Fulfill the Framer's Ideals/How Juror Selection Can Be Improved
In a two-part series of commentaries written for FindLaw, University of California, Hastings law professor Vikram Amar lucidly outlines the role that the Framers of the Constitution believed juries would play in our system of government, critiques the current jury system, and discusses "ways to recapture the Framers' original vision and restore the jury to its rightful place."
National Center for State Courts/Center for Jury Studies
General NCSC website provides information and assistance to court leaders and the general public. Its many resources include publications, best practices for court administrators, surveys and statistics, and links to state court sites. Center for Jury Studies web pages include FAQs and resource guides on such topics as jury management, jury trial innovations, jury decision making, grand juries, jury selection, and managing notorious trials. The Center also publishes Jur-E Bulletin, a weekly electronic newsletter of information on the weekly happenings in the jury world. Visit the site to subscribe.