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Any suggestions to make my jury duty fun and interesting?

A:  During my questioning, I told the court that our drug laws were born of racism, and that the court was validating racism in the law with every crack trial. Half of the other juror prospects agreed. Here in San Diego, it''s deadly dull – at least the actual voir dire process is. You can''t read a book, listen to an iPod, or do anything but sit. I end up counting ceiling tiles… Waiting to get called for a voir dire isn''t so bad- the waiting room is huge with lots of books, places to plug in a laptop, etc. Sorry, what is voir dire? @Trustinglife “Sorry, what is voir dire?” The whole process where a bunch of people sit in the courtroom and get questioned to see whether they''ll be picked for the

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jury duty in Baltimore

A:  There is real no way to get out of jury duty. However just because you got the letter doesn''t mean you will serve on the jury. They will ask you a set of questions and based upon the answers will probably determine whether they will have you serve on the jury or not. If you wanted a way out just tell them you are racist. This would probably get you out. Baltimore City has a rule that states that jury duty is either 1 day or 1 trial. If you get picked for a trial, then you have to serve for the duration of the trial. I had jury duty a...

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Can a surgeon get out of jury duty if a patient needs an emergency surgery?

A:  What? Is he the only surgeon in town? jury duty does not disrupt your entire life. It is just a bit of rescheduling as you are unavailable for a couple of hours at a certain time of day. I think you are gonna fight with the court clerk on this one. I guess if the surgeon is the only doctor for miles and miles around and he or she practices medicine in a very remote area. But in a larger city the hospital will cover the surgeon''s patients and take care of emergencies as they occur. Yes. The surgeon should get out of jury duty before showing up at the courthouse. He has a valid reason to no serve on a jury. Anyone who can show that

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Are police officers in Florida exempt from jury duty?

A:  Generally, police officers everywhere are not considered for juries. They will still occasionally get the summons, but they won''t get far in the selection process. While police officers may not be selected during jury selection in criminal trials, remember courts also hear civil trials and attorneys may have no objections to a police officer sitting on their civil trial. No they are not been there done that! No, they are not exempt. I know several members of my department, including myself, that have served jury duty. An officer will normally be struck by the defense in a criminal trial, but I have seen officers serve on civil cases....

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If you ever served jury duty, how long did it take to come up with a verdict after the trial was over?

A:  -0- Wouldn''t you believe it? My friend received a letter for jury selection processes ON the day of her 18th birthday. She was one of the juries selected exactly one month later! She was forced to stay with the rest of the juries for about 3 months, because four people wouldn''t agree with the rest. -_-; In the end, they agreed... They weren''t even "convinced", they just sort of said, "Alright, fine, have it your way"! That was SO appalling. TO ALL those interested in reading my answer: IF YOU EVER get the subpoena for jury duty, PLEASE bring at least one newspaper and/or book with you to the Court house. You might be there for an extended period of time. AND you WILL need something to help...

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I was recently terminated from position as an outside sales rep for yellow pages. Reason was not meeting sales goals. my sales goal was an inflated number that was based on revenue dollars from bad or cancelled accounts and my manager knew this. Also the company let go the office assistant who is in charge of sending our paperwork and other administrative duties and told us we had to do this now as well as collect money from accounts, this sometimes took up an entire day of hounding clients. We also had to do our own copyright for internet products we sold and this took an extremely long time. I worked 12-15 hour days 6 days a week. One more thing they fired me when I was called in for jury duty. Now they will not pay me commisions for accounts that i sold. my sales were well in line with others in the office and up from last year. is this all legal?

A:  There is no law that requires employers to be fair. This is particularly evident in sales jobs where sales people believe their goals are inflated or unreasonable. They may be, but that is the nature of the business in many industries. Unless you can prove the employer targeted you for an unlawful reason or breached the terms of an employment contract, it can set any terms and conditions it deems necessary and terminate employment at its will. If you were fired for being called for jury duty, that is illegal. An attorney will have to review the evidence you have to evaluate any potential claim. Another issue may involve whether you were an exempt outside sales person for overtime purposes....

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Did Any Of You Ever Have A Judge Let You Off jury duty?

A:  No i never have , and i must ask did you know he was the judge before you gave him all this information? If you''re making a big case about not wanting to do your civic duty and you''re making it obvious that you''re not going to be there, they probably just figure you''re not going to take the entire thing seriously and may mess up a big decision if you don''t pay proper attention to the case. If you see it as a waste of your time (which is probably how the judge interpreted it) then you''re not going to be thoughtful toward the case or possibly even take the case seriously. Even of all the people called in for duty, not everyone gets selected, it''s up to the lawyers of an individual case to choose the

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Has anyone here ever been selected for jury duty? If so, what happens to you on the day when they select the jury members? What does it involve?

A:  Well you arrive there along with another 500 people, you all sit around until they call your names (maybe) in groups of 24... then you go up to the court they called you for.. wait around some more time then you go in, listen to these long explanation by judge and DA and defense... and they pick 12 and ask them stuff, everyone they dismiss, another potential juror is picked... until they know they have the right 12, the rest go home.. meanwhile those who do not get picked at all for any court (80%) are sitting down there on their buts, falling asleep, talking on their cell phone and going out of their minds... at about 4 pm who ever is not picked goes home to repeat the same thing next year. Those who are picked will serve between 3-14...

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Has anyone anywhere ever been arrested for not responding to those pesky jury duty summons?

A:  No... I went because its not in me not to show up... I don''t work that way. But I avoided it and resented it for a long time until I actually got called once... Now I wish I could go back.. It is interesting and really fun. (except certain icky cases) I havent been arrested. I always go. . i have gone a couple of times. its fun. its boring waiting to be called. one can make it a hobby and get involved with the court cases. one doesnt get paid much, but then, one doesnt get fired for not being at work either. take a book to read, or a magazine, or the new cellular reader, kindle. . If one doesnt want to be on the jury duty list, dont sign up...

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What happens if you ignore jury duty?

A:  Legally you are subject to a fine and/or jail time, usually a few days worth, for ignoring a jury summons. !...