The Jury is Still Out on Jury Duty
We are all obligated to do it at some point, and my time has come. I've been summoned for possible jury duty in February! I received a letter in the mail asking me to call the courthouse the weekend before a February 2nd court date to see if I am to report.
Honestly, I am torn about how I feel about this responsibility. I am obligated to serve if chosen and it could be a fascinating experience. On the other hand, while I do not yet know what the case will involve, it's intimidating to know that I might have a voice in our judicial system.
An article on Lifehacker called "8 Myths About Jury Duty, Debunked" did a good job answering some of my pressing questions about the experience, such as whether I might get out of it for being related to law enforcement officers (not likely...but does that qualify as a bias in favor of police?), but I welcome your advice in the comments below. How do you dress? Do you get a break for lunch? Any other comments would be welcomed.
I will return with a blog reviewing my experience should I actually be chosen to serve. Meanwhile, I will continue my preparation by watching some courtroom dramas...