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Jul. 20th, 2013 | 04:58 pm
music: Two Door Cinema Club "Handshake (Amtrac Remix)"

Plus $7 for transportation.

I've been called up for jury duty for the week after I return from vacation. My co-worker (who has a law degree but isn't practicing currently) was confused by the summons because it doesn't say "petit" or "grand" but rather "special trial." And it's for a federal court. For all I know this could be some enormously high-profile trial that would take the entire fall, which ... doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy being involved in.

I doubt I'd be selected, but who knows. If I were, I'd still get my full paycheck from work plus the daily $47, so I suppose that's a bonus. Not that that explains how I would actually get work done during such a thing. We'll find out on August 19th.
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Moose

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from: legalmoose
date: Jul. 20th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Doesn't happen to be the week of August 19th, does it? I got called for Federal jury duty for a "special trial" that week. :-/

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 21st, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
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It is.

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Moose

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from: legalmoose
date: Jul. 21st, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
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See you there, then. :)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 21st, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Indeed! I'll be just back from Rehoboth.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 21st, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
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this sounds lame, but i've always wanted to do jury duty! like voting, it's a civic duty that everyone should take part in.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 21st, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
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This will be my first time. And while I can't necessarily say I've wanted to do it, I'm at least curious about how it works.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 22nd, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
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just like dodgeball, i'll probably get picked last.

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Reprobate

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from: andrewshead
date: Jul. 22nd, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
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I'm the same way. I got excited that I got a jury duty notice today. Then I was disappointed to find out that it happened to just be a survey. :(

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 22nd, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
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wait! there's a survey before your summoned? i'm never going to be a juror!

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Reprobate

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from: andrewshead
date: Jul. 22nd, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
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My husband got a summons earlier in the year but he never got a survey. There is still hope!

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 22nd, 2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
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hurrah!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 22nd, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea how it works in Canada, but down here I didn't know anyone ever got anything but a summons.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 23rd, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
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i *think* it's just a summons. i'm registered as a voter, so all of that info gets carried over for courts etc. maybe one day, but i best not put it on my bucket list, just in case...

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