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I'm having a snack

Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

March 6th, 2008, 3:18 pm #1

while on jury duty at the JP court house. The jury pool room in the new building is really nice and includes (obviously) wireless and LAN connections. I'll report back if I'm still here by lunch time.

Mr. Lake


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Joined: February 24th, 2008, 2:50 am

March 7th, 2008, 12:14 am #2

or are snacks provided?  Did you get a juicy trial?
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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

March 7th, 2008, 12:36 am #3

It's a Bring Your Own Laptop situation. Coffee is provided but snacks can be purchased from a machine (tables and chairs are provided in the spacious new jury pool room). I was dismissed as were all other potential jurists today. The whole set-up is so nice I won't really mind getting another invite in a couple of years.

Mr. Lake


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Joined: August 7th, 2003, 3:59 pm

March 7th, 2008, 12:40 am #4

Geez they must like me. I must have received one every other month for a while there, but it was always cancelled before I had to go. Except for the Federal jury duty. I was picked and it was fun. I'm not kidding.

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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 4:04 pm

March 7th, 2008, 12:46 am #5

It's a Bring Your Own Laptop situation. Coffee is provided but snacks can be purchased from a machine (tables and chairs are provided in the spacious new jury pool room). I was dismissed as were all other potential jurists today. The whole set-up is so nice I won't really mind getting another invite in a couple of years.

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past
Can you play pool during jury duty? or swim?
I'm kidding. Playing pool would actually be cool but they would have to put a keg in there.

So what was your snack? I got a notice for jury duty in New Orleans once in my life. I brought it to Mavis and never heard again. I am not interested in that crap at all. I know it is supposed to be interesting but not for me. Just me.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

March 7th, 2008, 1:07 am #6

while on jury duty at the JP court house. The jury pool room in the new building is really nice and includes (obviously) wireless and LAN connections. I'll report back if I'm still here by lunch time.

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past
I call it involuntary servitude. And I wouldn't want anybody who didn't want to be there be forced to sit on my jury.

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Joined: January 5th, 2007, 12:04 am

March 7th, 2008, 1:16 am #7

Geez they must like me. I must have received one every other month for a while there, but it was always cancelled before I had to go. Except for the Federal jury duty. I was picked and it was fun. I'm not kidding.

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I like kids. They taste like chicken.
JP jury duty is one day/one trial every year or two. If you go in and are selected for a trial, when it's over, you are free for one or two years. If you go for the day and are dismissed, you are out of the pool for another year.

Orleans, I've heard of co-workers having to call in every night for months!

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Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

March 7th, 2008, 1:20 am #8

I call it involuntary servitude. And I wouldn't want anybody who didn't want to be there be forced to sit on my jury.

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Isn't that funny? I had no idea one did not do that as a full-time job!

I've told my jury duty story 8,000 times, but I can't resist. I was in the same pool as Mike Nichols. We both got dismissed. In NY State, you're good for two years after, whether or not you are chosen.

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Joined: August 21st, 2003, 2:58 am

March 7th, 2008, 1:14 pm #9

while on jury duty at the JP court house. The jury pool room in the new building is really nice and includes (obviously) wireless and LAN connections. I'll report back if I'm still here by lunch time.

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past
and I'm surprised since I've been a registered voter since my 18th birthday. Truth is, I would like the experience just to see how it works.

Our father was always getting jury duty summons and he loved it. He got paid for his regular job and the pittance that the jurors get, and he got to sit around all day doing nothing. He was brought into the trial once and got interviewed for a trial involving a young man with long, luxurious hair. The attorney asked my father if the length of the accused's hair would prejudice him. My father was a typical balding middle-aged man and he replied that no the length of the man's hair would not influence him, but it did make him jealous.
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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

March 7th, 2008, 3:06 pm #10

Geez they must like me. I must have received one every other month for a while there, but it was always cancelled before I had to go. Except for the Federal jury duty. I was picked and it was fun. I'm not kidding.

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I like kids. They taste like chicken.
A friend of mine served a six month stretch of Federal jury duty.&nbsp; Had to go every Thursday, if I'm not mistaken.&nbsp; The jury he was on became friends after sharing so many lunches together -- they even got together occasionally after their stint was through.&nbsp; He also enjoyed serving on the Fed.

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past

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