I don’t know how many of you have served jury duty but, I get called to the blasted thing all the time. I mean it’s like, they must have my name flagged and as soon as my two years are up,
I’m called again.
NavySeal rarely gets a notice to serve. He has only received one summons the entire time I’ve known him.
And he didn’t have to serve because of impending surgery.
I’ve received a slew of them.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem being called to serve.
I don’t have a problem with serving.
In fact,once I’m a juror, I’ll fight my tail off in deliberations.
The problem is,
if I get called to go to a courtroom as a potential juror,
I’m going to be a juror.
I mean with about 100 people hanging around the jury pool area, if my name is called in the 35 or so to head to a courtroom so they can select 12 jurors,
I’m gonna be one of the 12.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s civil court or criminal.
If I walk into the courtroom,
those darned attorneys are gonna pick me to sit on the jury.
I haven’t figured out what it is that makes me so attractive to attorneys that, they want me sitting in that box.
But, I haven’t broken my streak yet.
Recently, I served on a 6 day trial. Five days were from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. and the 6th day (deliberations)was a marathon from 9 a.m to 9 p.m.
It was a multi-million dollar civil case. Dude was rear-ended by a company truck and had to have surgery. Doctors said that it’s unlikely he’ll ever work again.
At least with that case, I understood why the plaintiff’s attorney wanted a nurse as a juror.
But, they had two of us in the room and the other one had more experience than I did. She had 40 years experience.
They picked me anyway.
I actually teared up when they called my name.
I’ve been the only black person on the jury…
in New Orleans.
How does that happen?
I’ve been the only female on the jury.
I haven’t been sequestered yet though.
I have one friend who always tell me that, they need intelligent, honorable people on the jury.
And that I should consider it an honor I’m chosen so often.
I think my name is stuck in whatever it is that selects potential jurors.
Have you ever been selected to serve on a jury?