Courtrooms are NOT like on TV!

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
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....
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@suzzy3 (8400)
6 Jul 09
It is like every thing like medical drama's it is completely different to the real life situations for a start the doctors don't have time to treat the patients with all the affairs going on with the nurses ect,never been in a court room my self.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I feel like I've had my fair share of courtrooms - nothing major, but still enough. It just seemed so casual, it was actually almost comical.