Saturday, April 10, 2010
Order in the court
So I got called for jury duty and had to report yesterday. I've always wanted to do this - until my summons arrived, that is. There were about 75 of us called, and it was for a trial that will begin on Monday. We were told that the case could last from one to two weeks. It took the attorneys all morning just to go through the paperwork for the 75 of us. After lunch, they began the slow process of questionning. After about three hours, I got moved from the juror room to the deliberation room; the next step would have been the courtroom and the questionning process. Fortunately the final member was selected before I got that far. Glad to have been a part of the process; glad to have been excused to go home.
The courthouse is on a beautiful street lined with old Victorian homes. Rather than park in a ramp, I chose to park a few blocks away and walk to the courthouse so I could admire the homes. A lot of these homes have been purchased by lawyers for their offices. Now I know sometimes lawyers get a bad rap and the jokes fly, but I really did have to smile when I read the web addresses as it was printed on one sign - www.BSlegalhelp.com. Have a good day!