Wednesday

Duty...


Guess who just got a Jury Summons?

Yes indeed, I've been called upon to do my civic duty. The only interesting question here is: What are the odds I actually wind up on a jury?

What'dya think?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, Oprah got chosen to serve on a murder jury here in Chicago, so anything is possible. I guess the question is how many people will you know when you walk into the courtroom? Good luck! -KevinD.

Anonymous said...

I think you have two chances: slim, and none.

Anonymous said...

In Florida, you can be excused from jury duty if you are a physician or a lawyer. They rationalize the lawyer excuse by saying fellow jurors may be swayed by viewing you as an expert rather than using their own judgment.

Anonymous said...

Depends on whether or not it's a civil or a criminal case... I served jury duty on a child molestation case recently. Of course, I did not get chosen. The judge made a joke about my being there when I stood up to answer questioning by the ADA. Jenn in GA (Hey, Feige! Someone sent me this blog. Like the cartoon!)

Anonymous said...

Depends on whether or not it's a civil or a criminal case... I served jury duty on a child molestation case recently. Of course, I did not get chosen. The judge made a joke about my being there when I stood up to answer questioning by the ADA. Jenn in GA (Hey, Feige! Someone sent me this blog. Like the cartoon!)

carl said...

yeah, just identifying oneself as a legal services or public interest attorney can is generally certain to result in a strike by the the prosecution or the money-side attorney in a civil case...by the way, loved indefensible!!!

carl said...

actually, i was just excused from federal jury duty without even having to report for this same reason i suspect

Anonymous said...

How would you like to be on a jury, where the DA uses VSE, without permission. Yes, Clatsop County Oregon has such a DA...read all about it at www.clatsop county matters. It was a murder trial, the defendent was obviously guity they say the DA had enough evidence, without the use of VSE. He used a jury I guess to show boat, isn't that illegal?

Anonymous said...

How would like to sit on a jury trial when the DA uses vse illegaly? It was a murder trial, rumor is the famous DA didn't need the vse for a conviction. So why bother? It's like over-kill, as he's waving to the jury.

Anonymous said...

I got called for jury duty once in Manhattan. Showed up in a suit, tie and yarmulke and was out of there in all of 15 minutes. This tells me a great deal about human nature.