Smrgol (smrgol_t_kirin) wrote,

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Jury Duty

I was only there for a day and a half. I had to report at 8:30AM Wednesday. By 11:00 I was called to jury selection on a criminal case. We were taken by bus the 1/2 mile to the Criminal Court Building where we had to hang around and then go and sit in the court room.

The potential jurors (about 36 of us) sat in the back and were called up to the jury box as needed.
The Prosecutor, Defense Attorney and Judge all asked questions and then conferred. They then dismissed a group of these people and filled in from our group in the back for round two.

It all ended about 4:30, but I had to go back Thursday morning at 11:00AM. I was one of the first group to be called to the jury box and was one of the ones not chosen (yay!) I was home by 1:00PM. Oh yeah, we had to make our own way back from the court house to the parking lot. The distance was OK, but it was bloody cold - and worse with the wind chill.

No County Jury Duty for at least four years, and because of the 2nd Day, no Federal Court Jury Duty for six years.

Of course I had to play catch-up at work today, but that wasn't too bad.

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