Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Jury Doody

I am just 6 months shy of turning 40. Been called to jury duty nine times so far.

Just got another notice today.

Can anyone beat that? I've met people in their 50's who have never been called.

Despite having been summoned so many times, and having reported to the courthouse every time except when I was a full time student, I have never served on a jury.

Was always the first to get ejected by the defense liar lawyer in every jury selection process I got to participate in. Okay, so I kept glaring at the defendant while breathing so heavily. Can't these guys look beyond my foul attitude and exercise some flexibility and tolerance?

This time, I will be blowing kisses at the defendant and his/her lawyer.


At September 28, 2005 7:29 AM, Blogger Elevated said...

Wear a "Jesus is God" tee-shirt...they probably won't even let you in the courtroom :P

At September 28, 2005 7:32 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

I'm not trying to get out of it. But not a bad way to go, if you are.

At September 28, 2005 8:22 AM, Blogger Max said...

I've never been called. That having just been said, they probably just dropped my card in the mail.
Has some of the attributes of a holiday, if it's drawn out: time off work, food is brought in for you, meeting new and exciting people, change of scenery. If it goes to TV, you have the possibility of being "discovered".
Good luck!

At September 28, 2005 9:14 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

Food is brought in for you? That must be a Cananda thing. I have never heard of that here.

At September 28, 2005 7:19 PM, Blogger Michael the Forgiven said...

I've only been called once. but that was the same day they reduced my department from 17 down to 1. I was not the one. I called the number on the card, and the nice lady said that I could look for a job instead of trying to throw some evil miscreant behind bars where they belong. Oh wait, she may not have put it exactly that way. But the point is that I didn't have to serve.

My wife keeps getting notices. Only five for her though.

My cousing wanted to be selected, but kept being dismissed. One day after not being selected, she was given some advice to dress like she was going to a job interview. She was selected the next day.

So you probably should not wear the leathers and chains this time.

At September 28, 2005 7:41 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

So you probably should not wear the leathers and chains this time.

After I stop wearing those to church.

At September 29, 2005 11:56 AM, Blogger Brotha Buck said...

I don't think the judicial system is fond of smart mouth brothas. I havent been called once. And I'm 41-42, somewhere in there.

At September 29, 2005 12:48 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

I have been called twice or maybe three times and have served on a jury once. Serving was cool for the first three days, but then it got very old after that.

At September 29, 2005 9:14 PM, Blogger Gretchen said...

One time I got called to jury duty. It was before the "one day one trial" system. I had to be there the whole week and into the next. The one redeming factor was that the week I was there, it was jury appriciation week.
We all sat around in a dreary room in down town L.A. and stared at each other while a less than excited city agent called out raffle numbers periodically. The lucky folks who got their number called got to go home. There were little streamers around the room and a few sad looking balloons one day.
The whole experience was surreal. I never did get on a jury. I must have looked too eager.

At October 01, 2005 7:52 AM, Blogger Robert said...

I have been called several times especially when i was living in so cali......had to sit in a cramped room all day watching soap operas when i did make it to the actual jury selection room didnt even come close to being picked makes me wonder about that ?many are called few aree chosen " verse

At October 03, 2005 3:05 PM, Blogger jane said...

I was called 3 times, so you beat me. I have never been asked to serve.

I have been told it is because my profession is social work- they ask that on the card that you fill out.

apparently no prosecutor wants a social worker on the jury....maybe next time I'll lie.

I really want to watch a trial.

At October 04, 2005 6:24 AM, Blogger L-girl said...

Nine times???? That is completely insane.

Nine! Sheesh.

At October 04, 2005 8:33 PM, Blogger Oricon Ailin said...

I have been called 9 times for County court jury duty, and 2 times for Federal service, which is a month long.

Trust me, it's not fun. get paid better for Federal.

I have never served on a jury though. Just had to go through the whole voir dire process every time. *sighs*

I just finished a whole month service in August.


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