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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by rjakapeanut View Post
yeah sounds pretty common by the looks of this thread. i was told by a lawyer pal of mine (who primarily does criminal work in court) that they strike lawyers from the pool around here. interesting, maybe there is hope for me yet.

It's like police officers, 20+ years ago when I got my first summons police officers were pretty much excluded. Last time I went there was a prison guard, city cop and a Border Patrol Agent in the jury pool. Of course none were placed on the jury but all still had to go through the process. I'm guess people figure if they have to go through it then so do LEO's and lawyers.

When I first moved to Texas I was in a smallish town and at my first jury duty I saw the judge give a Sheriff's Deputy 30 minutes to go home and change out of his uniform and come back to serve in his assigned jury pool because he wasn't going to excuse him because he worked in law enforcement.

I happen to agree if you're a criminal defense lawyer why can't you serve on a civil case?
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by BP348 View Post
I happen to agree if you're a criminal defense lawyer why can't you serve on a civil case?

Lawyers tend to think differently than regular people.
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by facebookdigg123 View Post
dress like a slob. guaranteed to not be chosen

I've never been called, but if I didn't want to sit on the jury my approach would be to dress up rather than down. Here in the UK I would wear a pinstripe suit, carry a copy of the FT and try to give the impression that I was looking forward to sending down some chavs for a good long stretch - and then hope the defence lawyers would oppose selection.
post #34 of 38
I went into jury duty in a wife beater and dicky pants. i wasnt chosen
post #35 of 38
I was called, but it turns out due to budget cuts, they weren't holding any trials the week I was supposed to show up. Hopefully this happens to you in the future as well. When they ask you questions, I'd say I was biased against cops due to bs speeding tickets, bad experiences, etc. My brother did that, and they didn't select him.
post #36 of 38
I had an English teacher in high school with a thick white beard and a bald head. He would always attend jury duty in a wizard cap and robe. He has never served.
post #37 of 38
I was summoned in Febuary of last year and got there late so they rescheduled it for the next month. Next month came and I just didnt feel like going so I didnt. They continued to send me notices to attend until I finally went...in October.
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by *#.. View Post
I was called, but it turns out due to budget cuts, they weren't holding any trials the week I was supposed to show up. Hopefully this happens to you in the future as well. When they ask you questions, I'd say I was biased against cops due to bs speeding tickets, bad experiences, etc. My brother did that, and they didn't select him.

I said the opposite. I said I would trust cops more than the criminal who was on trial (which was the truth), and I was excused.
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