Monday, October 26, 2009

jury duty

I had never had jury duty before, so I wasn't totally sure what to expect. I was hoping I would go in, not get chosen and be off to do a little shopping on my "day off".

Not quite though.

Here's where I spent my entire day.
I arrived at the courthouse at 8:30. After watching a video and a powerpoint, the county clerk said that we were now playing the "waiting game" until someone came and got us. At 10am, the clerk began to call names. Of course my name was called. As I waited in the hall for the bailiff, the clerk let everyone else go home. All but 70 people got released at 10am. I was one of the lucky ones that got to stay longer.

From 10-12:15 we listen to one lawyer question us. It was a child abuse case. We broke for lunch from 12:15-1:45 and from 1:45-3:30. I thought we were done at 3:30, but we all had to sit out in the hall to wait and see who they decided on for the jury.

Luckily, I didn't get picked!!