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02-22-2008, 12:55 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Is it an interesting case?
No idea; I was in a jury pool of about 100 people sitting in a room all day waiting to be called up. Several people were called at about 11 to go up to one of the courtrooms where they begin the process of jury selection. After our break at 3 they called us all back to the waiting room and released us. I'm done for at least a year, at which point in time I may be summoned to go in again.
My employer doesn't pay for jury duty time, so I'm out an entire days pay. If I had been called upstairs, it's likely one of the first questions they would have asked would have been "can you stay on the trial for X days" or "how long does your employer pay for you to stand on a jury" at which point I would have said I am not paid at all and would have been released by the judge (likely). Alot of federal or state/county employees get full pay when attending jury service. So it isn't even a matter of wanting to get out if civic duty, as you put it,
, it's that I can't possibly do it. I actually find court cases to be interesting.
Yes, I'm sure the attorneys and judges hear those things all the time. I would bet not all of them are lying.
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