Originally Posted by lawyerdad
It's unfortunate that you had that experience. Having been on both sides of the jury box, I can sympathize with your reaction, though. It's an issue of which the bar and bench are not ignorant, and in many jurisdictions concerted efforts are being made to improve the experience of jurors. The press of caseloads and limited resources obviously are impediments, but from what I 've seen progress is real, if incremental.
I shall readily state that in the three times I have been called in NY County over the last 15 years, the improvement from the first, in terms of organization, not wasting my time and telling me what's going on, has been beyond belief. Alas, the facilities were still nowhere up to par -- but that was before Wi-Fi was installed I guess.
I recently received the juror questionnaire, so I expect I'll have a chance to survey any other improvements soon.