Copenhagen area lacking volunteers to be lay judges and jurors

Only a few days remaining to fill the lists of eligible candidates for the next four years

There could be a shortage of lay judges and jurors in the Copenhagen area in the future. In the coming days, the municipalities will close their lists of people who can be called upon for service over the next four years and many are struggling to find suitable and willing candidates, DR Nyheder reports.

A total of seven municipalities in the Copenhagen area have expressed such concerns.

Turning to Facebook
Frederikssund Municipality has extended its deadline for applications and Høje-Taastrup is short by 164 people.

Maria Riber of Dragør Municipality said that they were also having difficulty attracting eligible candidates. “They’re hard to find. We don’t have such a big population between 18 and 40 years old,” she said.

“That’s why we’ve decided to advertise on Facebook and share our link on various forums.”





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