jury duty

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  1. MrGoodBytes

    MrGoodBytes Senior member

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    being called for jury duty tomorrow for the 2nd time in 3 months.

    Not looking forward to it.

    the big question is dress up or down for it?

    and goofy facial hair or clean shaven?

    (here was my look for the last appearance... I did not get picked)
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    pscolari Senior member

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    being called for jury duty tomorrow for the 2nd time in 3 months.

    Not looking forward to it.

    the big question is dress up or down for it?

    and goofy facial hair or clean shaven?

    (here was my look for the last appearance... I did not get picked)
    [​IMG]


    Definitely dress down if you don't want to be picked during selection. I learned that the hard way this past summer.
     


  3. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    i've always wanted to get some jury duty but i fear it'll never happen: currently a student, and when i finish that i'll be a lawyer so no go ever i guess.
     


  4. MrGoodBytes

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    Definitely dress down if you don't want to be picked during selection. I learned that the hard way this past summer.

    I'm not opposed to being picked, it'd actually be a nice break from work.
     


  5. Bartolo

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    i've always wanted to get some jury duty but i fear it'll never happen: currently a student, and when i finish that i'll be a lawyer so no go ever i guess.

    Here in Mass. lawyers are not immune from jury duty, and surprisingly some get on panels.

    The one time I was called for duty I got there at the last possible minute, and was number 48/48. The first 12 people were empaneled; there was NO voir dire and no one was excused. Could have been me if I got there early. From the judge's description, it sounded like a (civil) insurance fraud case, faked injuries, or just a p.i. kinda thing.
     


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    dress like a slob. guaranteed to not be chosen
     


  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i would get asked to go to jury duty all the time and i hated going and would couple of times provided an excuse.

    however past 5 years or so, i never was required to go.
    but my work here provides 6 full paid days for jury duty per year, i would love to go. but i never get called for it anymore!

    i would love to be sitting on a case that would last 5-6 days.
     


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    dress like a slob. guaranteed to not be chosen

    Problem is that 95% of people dress like slobs. You would have to really up your slovenly game to stand out as a slob.
     


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    Tell the judge you're a racist.

    I just got another summons today, I sat on a 10 day murder trial about three years ago and I feel like I've had my fill. I'm about to move so maybe I can pretend I never got it.
     


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    It's so random how they pick a jury. My mother was summoned 3 times even and she does not speak English.
     


  11. MrGoodBytes

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    Problem is that 95% of people dress like slobs. You would have to really up your slovenly game to stand out as a slob.

    ya I've been thinking about that.... I'm half tempted to wear my tux. I think snobby and condescending might be a good angle to go after.
     


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    It's so random how they pick a jury. My mother was summoned 3 times even and she does not speak English.

    same thing with my mom. i think she was summoned 3 times too. do we have the same mother? [​IMG]
     


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    Do your jury duty. You will definitely learn something, or perhaps, a lot of somethings.
     


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    i've always wanted to get some jury duty but i fear it'll never happen: currently a student, and when i finish that i'll be a lawyer so no go ever i guess.

    FYI, you still get called (at least in California state courts and the federal courts) if you're a lawyer. And I have made it onto a jury despite being a practicing lawyer, as have colleagues of mine.
     


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    Use makeup on your face to fake injuries. No one wants to see a beat up juror.
     


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