Originally Posted by iammatt
I'm still here.
Doesn't mean they won't sit you in a room for a week...they just won't sit you in a different room where you listen to people argue for anything from a day to many weeks
Though I have read enough trial transcripts to know that judges can tell when somebody is being a moron and trying to get out of it...and I have seen people placed on jurys who according to common internet responses "would never be placed on a jury."
For instance, in a fraud case related to insider trading or options backdating (which more often than not are tried right there in SF), they won't seat someone who lost their life savings due to corporate fraud, but they will frequently seat people with business/finance degrees or who have worked as accountants or even received non-executive options grants.
Your best shot is go get plopped on some short case, here arguments for a day or two, and then go home.