Jury Duty!! IDK.. Yay? Or Nay? Tips Please!

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    I am half excited, half bummed.

    I want to be a juror because I want to decide a case about gun rights or women's rights. That would be awesome. :clap2:

    I don't want to do it because I will miss work, and maybe for nothing. Booo..:evil:

    On the bright side-

    Maybe I will go buy some stilettos and fishnets and go fuck some random attorneys and then abort as a form of birth control. LOL!!!


    Anybody have any tips on how to help yourself get on the jury, or to avoid it? Thanks in advance..
     
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    Depends on what kind of case it is and what you do for a living. I work for an insurance company so I would never be chosen for a tort case, unless the plaintiff atty was a total dumbass. I was selected tho for a criminal case several years ago. I enjoyed it.

    The down side is if you have to sit all day in the central jury room without being called for voir dire (the part where the attorneys interview the pool to decide who to seat and who to strike.) Bring a good book.
     
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    If you want to get out of it, download and print some of the literature from Fully Informed Jury Association and ask the court official interviewing you if the information contained in it is true.

    You'll be out of there faster than you can say "kangaroo court".
     
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    It is totally random.

    I have enjoyed it every time I have been on it.

    Sometime you get lucky, and sometimes you don't
     
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    i always get dismissed after the jury pool...they always seat the last jury right before me...after i have sat there for 2 or 3 days....there is no rhyme nor reason to it....my husband was on a jury the case was settled before the jury decided.....
     
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    I served on a couple juries and never recieved any tips. No sir, I just got the straight 14 bucks a day....no tips.
     
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    o i got 16 bucks a day...i was rich....i couldnt believe that...16 bucks...
     
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    Yeah they pay the same wages to prisoners here to work on chain gangs.
    I guess it was a conflict of interest to use the prisoners for jury duty.
    Although, a jury of one's peers.............
     
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    I have to call this evening after 1700 hours and give the secret code to find out if I have to report for jury duty tomorrow. I am 55 years old and its the second time I have been called for jd. First time I had just relocated back to Indiana from Hawaii and didn't think they would pay for the gas back and forth. jd 2b I am studying your face and if Nunya is the same place I am at, I'm not a lawyer but I play one on TV.:happy-1:
     
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    You can get off the jury pool if you can:

    1) Prove that you're a homocidal maniac wanted in three states

    2) Have slept with the mayor (or police chief or governor or somebody like that.)

    Otherwise you're most likely stuck with the jury pool. I have to serve my time that way--(I always take a good book and my laptop to entertain myself)--but I am never put on a jury because I have a nephew on the local police force and/or have worked in fields that either the defense or prosecution think would make me biased.

    It was interesting though that one defense attorney polled all of us in the jury pool to see who had a license to carry permit. Everybody who did got on the jury. :)
     
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