- What is your full name?
- What do you do for a living? How long have you done that? Who is your employer?
- Before that what did you do? And for how long?
- Are you married? Who are you married to? What does he/she do?
- Do you have any children? What are their ages?
- Ever served as a juror before? What type of jury was it? Did you have to make a decision in that case? Did the jury decide for the defendant or plaintiff? Did your experience in that trial affect your ability to render a fair verdict in this case?
- Have you ever been involved in a lawsuit? What type of lawsuit? Was it litigated to a judgment? Would your experience affect your ability to determine the facts of this case and offer a fair finding of fact?
- Is there any reason you could not or should not serve as a jurror?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Do you see the green card? A lot of folks don't like receiving them because of the message contained therein:
"You have been selected to serve as a Civil juror by the Rapides Parish Jury Commission. You are summoned to appear at the Rapides Parish Courthouse, Alexandria, LA, on the date and time indicated on the reverse side. FAIL NOT UNDER PENALTY OF LAW"
Now a lot of folks don't like this green card because it means your life is about to be disrupted. But I guess I'm odd. (You didn't need this blog post to tell you that, now did you?!) I super excited about jury duty!
Ever since my high school civics class I've been fascinated by government. And believe it or not, I've longed for the opportunity to participate on a jury! To me it's one of the bedrocks of our free society, ranking right up there with the sacred right to vote.
Two weeks from today we have the opportunity to help shape the future of our nation. And today I'm sitting in the courtroom, hoping my name gets called. It's a small price to pay to live in a country of such freedom and opportunity!
See you on the other side!
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Monday, October 13, 2008
Posted from my Treo(r) 700p smartphone