I was recently on a jury, and how the defense fought the charge left me with a lot of unanswered questions. I'm dying to learn more, not about that specific case, but about how valid the defense's arguments really were raising valid doubts and how much they were smoke screens trying to confuse and intellectually intimidate the jury. (The two feel very different in my mind, but I'm well aware I may just be being naive.) [more inside]
My friend served jury duty in NY state and was told that he's now exempt from jury duty for 8 years in any state or federal court. I served jury duty less than 8 years ago in NY, moved to CT, and have now been called in CT. Can anyone point me to documentation of this law online so I can get out of serving in CT?
I was away for a bit, on vacation. During that time, a federal jury summons came in the mail (with no postmark date). I got it today, when I got my big pile of mail that arrived while I was gone. It wants me to report on Monday, July 27th. Monday, July 27th is my first day in a new role/new department at work and I cannot miss it. [more inside]
Received a summons for NJ jury duty, which got called off the night beforehand. Is my service over for the allotted term, or could I be called up again within the next 3 years? [more inside]
I have been called as a potential juror in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, 200 miles and four hours south. I'm on the very far north edge of a federal court zone. For two weeks I have to call at 7pm and be ready to appear in L.A. at 11am the next day. This is my second notice. I filled out a questionnaire for the first, and now it appears that my request for an excuse has been denied. I am a responsible person - I've appeared many times for local jury duty - but I'm also practical. Arranging travel to L.A. on less than eight hours AND being on call to do so for two weeks is a huge disruption in my life. What are the consequences if I just ignore this?
Got called in for jury duty. As an FLSA-exempt employee, can an employer require me to take unpaid leave? [more inside]
What can I do to minimize my chances of being picked for jury duty? [more inside]
Are Canadian employers required to pay me my full salary while I am on jury duty? I am an overtime exempt store manager. [more inside]
Blindsided by having to disclose very personal information at jury duty. Is this typical? Is this information recorded anywhere? And can I avoid this happening again? [more inside]
I am a juror in a criminal case. I'm really considering: a.) talking to my wife about it; and b.) googling a couple things related to it. Just how bad of a citizen am I? Will I get caught? [more inside]
Jury deliberation was utterly exhilarating. Help me find more situations like this. [more inside]
I've received a summons for jury duty. How can I maximize my chances of actually serving on a trial?
What really happens if you skip jury duty? [more inside]
Let's say a friend of mine was on telephone stand by jury duty in New York, and forgot to call Wednesday evening to see if she needed to report for Thursday. Cached through google search, are the ranges that were supposed to report Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but not for Thursday August 21, 2008. How can this friend check to see if she was supposed to report yesterday? [more inside]
Jury Duty: I want to fulfill my civic duty and don't want to shirk but...4 week federal jury trial? $40 a day? What gives? I'm self employed and care for my child 2 days a week so my wife can work. Should I ask for a hardship exemption, or is that shirking? [more inside]
Where can I get a good cheap lunch in Jamaica, Queens while I'm on jury duty? [more inside]
Can you bring a laptop with you when reporting for Jury Duty in Toronto? [more inside]
I just recieved a summons to appear for jury duty in Williamson County, TX, at the end of this month. I've read a lot of the first page of google results for "jury duty", but I am hoping that my favorite (ask)mefites can give me a more personal view of their experiences with jury duty. [more inside]
Realistically, what will happen to me if I don't return my "Questionnaire as to Qualifications for Jury Service" in Ontario? [more inside]
I have enough doubts regarding the integrity of the American criminal justice system that I'm uncomfortable with the prospect of jury duty. Advice? [more inside]
A few years ago, I ignored a summons to jury duty (U.S. District Court, if that's relevant). I didn't intentionally shirk my civic duty. I just completely forgot to deal with it promptly. Am I in a lot of trouble? What's the best way to handle this responsibly and avoid any unpleasant surprises?
So, watching Law & Order: Trial By Jury tonight, it inspired a question. In the show, the jury had to watch a videotape of a murder. My question is, if a juror is traumatized enough by something like that to need therapy, will the courts pay for the therapy, if the juror doesn't have insurance? [more inside]
In the US, is being summoned for jury duty really a random process? [More Inside] [more inside]
Ok in regard to this thread, how do they get your name for jury duty? I thought it was when you registered to vote. Others say when you register for SS or start filing income taxes. I seriously doubt SS as it only applies to certain people. Any info on where the man gets our names? [more inside]