October 15, 2004

Jury Duty

Yep, I'll finally be serving jury duty for the first time.

I've been called many times in the past umpteen years but have either been told the night before not to show up, or sat and sat and was never called on.

This time I was called in the fourth group. Trial will last one day and concerns liablity for injuries resulting from a traffic accident on Boston Avenue on October 13th, 2000.

Nabisco is involved for some reason (probably the plaintiff's employer who doesn't want to pay workman's comp). I'll find out more on Tuesday.

I've been given several pieces of advice over the past few days about how to get out of jury duty. ("Just tell them that you think we live in an overly litigeous society".)

There's an old joke that we rely on juries made up of people not smart enough to get out of jury duty.
But, if I ever needed a jury, I'd want a jury made up of people who are smart enough to get out of it but don't.
Dagnabbit, I'm no arm-chair American!

I'll be happy to serve. I think it'll be a good experience for me, as well as a needed service to the parties to the case.

Just another note: I'll be watching Fahrenheit 9-11 this evening. Pray for me.
I may have a review of it to post tonight if I'm not successfully brainwashed by then...

Posted by Tuning Spork at October 15, 2004 05:41 PM

Good luck in jury duty. Is it like one day one trial kind of thing? It is an interesting mix of all kinds. When i went, there was a 75 year old man who told me that he was sleeping with 2 different women. He loved one more than the other but the other woman was a better cook. He had all the episodes of "Love Connection" on tape. He was chosen for someone's jury. Yikes. Have fun.

Posted by: Mermaid at October 15, 2004 07:43 PM

I've never been called for jury duty.

Posted by: Ted at October 16, 2004 10:33 PM
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