So here is the funny part about my jury duty service. When I went to law school, I was told to say goodbye to ever serving on a jury. The reasoning was that lawyers hate performing in front of other lawyers and know that lawyers know too much about the law to be good jurors. Well, I thought I would probably be off the jury for that alone.
If that wasn’t enough, when the judge asked if anyone on the panel knew the defendant or either of the attorneys, I had to raise my hand. While the rest of the jury was wondering about the defendant, I was wondering about the defense attorney. I politely told the judge, and the attorneys, that I had gone to law school with the defense attorney, and we were even in the same class. I thought that would definitely mean I wouldn’t be serving.
Well as you can probably guess from my post yesterday, I was wrong about being kicked off for being an attorney and wrong about being kicked off for knowing the defense attorney. In fact, I was surprised because there were not one, but two attorneys on this jury.
I must say though that I enjoyed being a juror. Even though it came at a very inconvenient time for me both professionally and personally, I liked seeing what it was like to be on the other side of the juror box. I don’t know that I want to do it again anytime soon, but I am glad to have done it once in my life.
Now that my jury duty is over, I will again go back to blogging about business topics. But until then, don’t forget to fulfill your civic duty and vote and have a Happy Halloween!!!