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Although I did learn that falling asleep may be the best way of getting out of it!  Sadly, not from doing so myself.

My very first time being called for jury duty, and I got empaneled.  I still can't believe it.  I'm a LAWYER, for cryin' out loud.  I worked for two SEPARATE sets of prosecutors.  And they're putting me on a criminal jury.  Huh?

Could be fun, though.  At least in the sense of taking a break from work, and getting to be in court again.  I'd forgotten how much I miss being in court.  

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amenirdis
May. 20th, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
Oh nifty! I've always wanted to be empaneled, but I never even get called!

And the fun of being in court. Maybe you need to go back to being a prosecutor again?
lawrence520
May. 20th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
First time I've been called. I was so far down the list of alternates I didn't think I'd be empaneled, but I was one of the last three called up.
griffdog
May. 20th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the prosecutor WANTS your experience to help lead the jury?

Good luck and have fun.
lawrence520
May. 20th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
So far, not bad - it's not getting me OUT of work (I'm at work now, after a full day of jury duty), but at least it's cutting down on the amount of time I'm in the office (I'm probably only here for a couple of hours). And it's mildly restful, if boring as all get-out.
recran
May. 20th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! Didn't you remember to tell them you know about jury nullification and you're not afraid to lead the charge?
lawrence520
May. 20th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
It'll be interesting to see how deliberations go. I don't think I have to worry about jury nullification - this case is sort of a mess.
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