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I Have Jury Duty...

Well, almost.  I got the dreaded “Jury Summons,”.  This is my week to be available, so I had to check the court website every day to see if I had to report downtown.  I kept watching my number slide into the next box, until ultimately.. my service wasn’t needed.  Yes.  Joy.  Relief.  Thank You. It’s not that I tried to avoid jury service, but I didn’t exactly volunteer.  The last time I got called, I’d barely had time for a cup of coffee… and I’m in the box for a murder trial.  Yikes.  I’ll tell you, it was a fascinating, learning experience.  I saw first-hand how much work goes into prosecuting and defending someone whose life is on the line.   And it doesn’t all wrap up in 44 minutes, like on TV.  Well, it’s hard not to appreciate the system… and the judges, prosecutors, defenders and police who toil in it.  It's not lost on me.  Maybe I'll catch you next time. zzpza photo

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10/07/2011 6:01AM
I Have Jury Duty...
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