In the so-sad-it’s-funny category, after my 2-month long ordeal serving on the grand jury in July-Aug, I’ve been summoned for jury duty again–this time trial jury.
So I am once again at the courthouse, waiting to do my civic duty. The only saving grace is that I’m a standby juror so I have a better chance of not being assigned to a trial. I hope.
I thought Fulton County had a “2 year rule”…you only had to serve once every 2 years. Is that really once for each type of jury?
Yep, it only applies to the specific type of jury duty. I’m off the hook for grand jury service for 18 months (not even 2 years!) but still eligible for trial jury. ‘Least I should be done for a little while with trial jury duty after today.
I really liked jury duty. If they pay didn’t suck, I’d want to do it all the time. 🙂
And they say voting has no price…
they don’t just pull from the registered voters here IIRC. I think that there were some lawsuits saying that a jury pool based on registered voters were not representative of the county’s population so they also include everyone with driver’s licenses.
I thought I was way too clever to be picked, but apparently Pinal County, AZ did not agree with me. The upside for me was to hear a story of petty crime worthy of the Coen Bros., including a guy who shot himself in the foot while taking it upon himself to make a citizen’s arrest.