Courtrooms are NOT like on TV!
July 2, 2009 9:55pm CST
This past week, I had jury duty (I know some of you are tired of hearing that!), and yesterday I was actually selected to be on a jury for a criminal case. I was juror #9 - lucky me... It was actually quite a weird experience, but one of the things I thought was really strange was that the lawyer had to go out of the courtroom when he "called" his next witness and actually get them. I mean, on TV and stuff I think the bailiff goes out and gets them. It seemed kinda funny that this lawyer had to keep running out of the courtroom to find the witness... Now, this was a really small case, it was actually a contract dispute and shouldn't have been brought as a criminal case. But I wonder if they do that in all the cases or just ones like this where it's kinda small....