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Old 02-15-2015, 09:11 PM   #1
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I've been summoned for jury duty...

On the day I was supposed to start my new job (March 9th). So it looks like I'll be going to the courthouse rather than completing training modules now. That said, what should I and could I expect? What time do jurors normally get out of the courtroom? First time doing it so excuse any ignorance.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:17 PM   #3
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I've always wanted to do jury duty.
I'm kind of looking forward to it. Should be a cool experience. The pay for a juror, $30/day, is measly but I'm being paid by my employer anyway so it'll just be lunch money.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:20 PM   #4
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Too much to quote to post here, but a good read.


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Old 02-15-2015, 09:48 PM   #5
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They asked me to do it 2 years ago. Good thing I wasn't a citizen back then
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:50 PM   #6
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Just request a deferral easy peasy.

I have only had to go in once. Didn't get selected. They ask everyone questions and pick depending on whether or not they think you will support their case. All the people with strong opinions didn't get selected.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:54 PM   #7
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Your summons will have a number on it. Call the court or check the website the night before to find out if you even need to show up.

Assuming you have to show, you'll hang out in a room for a few hours while groups of jurors are called by number into courtrooms for voir dire. They send more jurors than they need into each courtroom. They will keep some jurors back as extras, in case they have a hard time seating a jury in a specific case, and need to expand the pool.

In my case, I was in the group of extra jurors, and we weren't needed I showed up at 7am, sat around for 6 hours, and left at 1pm.
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Lol been summoned many time since I've become a citizen. Haven't went once. My old man gets summoned yearly. Just writes letter in "broken English" saying doesn't speak English well enough. He has a slight accent, but not middle eastern. Makes him sound distinguished. And his English is great fyi. Jury duty is for idiots who can't get out of it.
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You could request a postponement and cite the reasons.
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Yea, mine is on possibly the most important day of my life, on match day. Hoping I just have to sit around for a few hours and make it back home by 12 in time for the email.
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Your summons will have a number on it. Call the court or check the website the night before to find out if you even need to show up.
This^^. I've never had to actually go to the courthouse. It seems many plea deals are arranged before actually getting a jury. Or at least I've only been summoned for the ones that were.
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I've only been summoned once a few years back, and there were instructions to call in the night before to see if my group was even required to come in, which it wasn't. Be sure to check if there is a similar process in CA. Would be a complete waste of time to go there if it could be avoided.
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On the day I was supposed to start my new job (March 9th). So it looks like I'll be going to the courthouse rather than completing training modules now. That said, what should I and could I expect? What time do jurors normally get out of the courtroom? First time doing it so excuse any ignorance.


The same exact thing happened to me last year.

Congrats on the new gig, by the way.


To answer your other questions, it will totally vary place by place, I would imagine.

I was there all day Monday and Tuesday, and was released at the end of the day Tuesday.
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