Jury Duty

@Fishmomma (11521)
United States
December 7, 2016 8:20pm CST
How many of you have received a notice to appear at jury duty? I just received a notice to appear in January. I'm going to move the jury duty, as that week is a busy week for me already. Have you scheduled service to go on a certain day? I have done this each time, so vacations and job interviews don't end up being moved.
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@LadyDuck (147904)
• Switzerland
8 Dec 16
We do not have popular jurors here.Courts in Switzerland are composed of professional and lay judges.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
8 Dec 16
When I attended college wanted to be a lawyer and had law classes before switching to teaching. The law classes were really challenging learning about so many cases and figuring out why certain things happen in the court room. While attending college, I spent a lot of time just watching cases for one of my classes and after a couple of cases was convinced that people need to think before getting their drivers license. At least 50% shouldn't have been driving any vehicle of the cases I listened to during that class. I don't know if I'll be picked for a jury, as my husband has been picked every time he gets a notice. I see a lot more women then men each time I'm there and some of the people have been picked.
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@LadyDuck (147904)
• Switzerland
8 Dec 16
@Fishmomma My husband attended law classes, but he finally decided not to become a lawyer, even if he was appointed to several courts for special financial cases.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
8 Dec 16
I got a notice about ten years ago. I could have gotten a doctor's note, but I wanted to see what it was like (I was 25 and stupidly curious). I showed up and got randomly picked to sit in the 12 chairs and be questioned to see if I was fit to be a juror. I'm so glad I wasn't picked because at the end of the day I was in so much pain I knew I was going to have to get that doctor's note.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
8 Dec 16
What a long day of sitting in a chair. Last time I brought a book and finished it. Guess I'll be posting a book review and everyone will know where I was all day.
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• United States
8 Dec 16
I never rescheduled but the last time I was there, I was around for over 8 hours! I was dismissed with a legitimate reason :)
@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
8 Dec 16
I have been there over 8 hours, so it can be a long day. Have a good night.
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• United States
8 Dec 16
@Fishmomma Yeah, all the times I've went - lasted longer than 8 hours! Some of my friends got off with being dismissed within the hour *lucky*!
@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
8 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby One hour that would be great! My husband has ended up on a jury several times, so I would rather a day.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
8 Dec 16
Oh that's great. Let us know how the case is going and what happens in the court room. Or maybe not.
@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
8 Dec 16
I will be going in January 2017, so have a little time to get things done. My husband has been on several juries, so we will see, if I get picked.
@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
8 Dec 16
@Fishmomma I read elsewhere that the list is not that large which surprised me. Still it is a heavy responsibility I would think and at the same time interesting?
@Sasquatchy (1115)
• Canada
8 Dec 16
Sorry to interrupt! Look at the lucky number you have for the number of posts!
@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
8 Dec 16
7 is my favorite number, so 7777 is really cool. Thanks for posting.
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• Canada
8 Dec 16
@Fishmomma caught my eye!
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@sharon6345 (118648)
• United States
8 Dec 16
I am not ever doing jury duty. And so far no letter arrived.
@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
8 Dec 16
I find it hard to do, as last time there was nothing healthy to eat. No restaurants are close and I don't drive, so couldn't pick up food. I drank a lot of coffee that day.
@sharon6345 (118648)
• United States
8 Dec 16
@Fishmomma That is terrible. I could only imagine.