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This week I served on a jury, and the case ended yesterday.  It was a criminal case at the Superior Court of California.  Court officials treat jurors courteously and professionally, and I felt the importance of achieving fair and just results for those who come before the court. 22 more words

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Jury Duty

I received a summons to jury duty in the mail on April Fool’s Day. Four weeks later I reported to the courthouse as directed. I’ve been summoned a few times over the years, but until this year I had only served on one jury. 221 more words



Second time is not always a charm

I went home to Texas this weekend, for jury duty. While I was there, some of my family and I went to see  468 more words


The Importance Of Serving Jury Duty

It’s hard to find someone who gets excited about the idea of doing jury duty.

People get really creative trying to come up with reasons to get excused. 199 more words


A Fresh Perspective on the Dreaded Jury Duty

For most people, myself included, the words “jury duty” don’t exactly conjure up the cheeriest of thoughts. I served jury duty earlier this month for the first time. 564 more words


My Oldest Son Robbed Me of My Juror's Seat

Ever since I was 18, I’ve wanted to be summoned for jury duty. Weird, I know. Everyone always groans and complains when they get the letter in the mail but not me. 1,000 more words

Overlooking Principle in the Interest of Justice

Guess who recently received a jury duty summons—that’s right, the Graceful Grammarian did.

As I was preparing to return my questionnaire and some supporting documents to Jury Management in Essex County, New Jersey, something on the pre-printed return address on the questionnaire caught my eye: the spelling of the name of our county courthouse. 223 more words