November 18, 2003

Runaway!! Jury

As previously mentioned, I headed to the courthouse this morning to report for jury duty. Thank god for cell phones...I'm blogging from the jury box now. Kidding...

I was one of around 50 people called for two separate trials. The trial I was called in on was a medical malpractice case. It seemed rather interesting and I'd love to have stayed but it was scheduled to run somewhere around 4 days. My wife's having eye surgery on Friday so I had to stand up and tell the judge that I couldn't do it.

Overall the experience was fine. It was really a lot of sitting around, something I come by pretty naturally.

Posted by Chris at November 18, 2003 01:31 PM
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I had a 10 day trial one time. And in the end, on decision day, they called it a mistrial because the prosecuting attorney slipped up and mentioned the witness' prior jail time. So we basically wasted 10 days... [sigh]

Posted by: katherine at November 18, 2003 02:06 PM

well, at least you escaped unscathed...i don't think i've ever been called for jury duty...weird...

Posted by: azure at November 18, 2003 03:05 PM

ahhhhhh who will do my homework for me???

Posted by: kelly at November 18, 2003 09:43 PM