August 01, 2006

Jury Service

I'm on Jury Service for a fortnight; so far nothing's happened. We sat around yeatserday 'til 12 when they said they wouldn't need a jury until 2, and then they decided at 3:30 to let us go. Today was pretty much the same, except they decided at 11:30 that nothing was going to happen instead of 3:30…
Hopefully something might happen tomorrow…

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  1. I was supposed to do Jury service a couple of years ago, but it clashed with exams. Then they moved it to a week that I'd already booked to be out of the country, so I couldn't do it then either. Long story short, I didn't end up doing it. Just as well. I'd be rubbish.

    01 Aug 2006, 20:12

  2. Do you get free tea/coffee and/or cash?
    And do you get to read a book?

    02 Aug 2006, 00:33

  3. If asked to do jury service I would try and get out of it… I have been to court (as a spectator at a friend's trial) and the experience was… instructive. The reason, I decided, that we have all those noble truth seeking lawyers and police on tv is because I fear there are none in real life. And juries calmly weighing up all the evidence? Don't make me laugh, most of them (and this is from someone else I know who has done jury service herself) convict only because the defendent looks like they must have done it.

    02 Aug 2006, 09:58

  4. Long story short, I didn't end up doing it. Just as well. I'd be rubbish.

    I think I'll be rubbish too, but that's not a valid excuse…

    Do you get free tea/coffee and/or cash?

    No, and £5 for food

    And do you get to read a book?

    Yes, they provide you with endless opportunities to catch up on your reading; bring a good one…

    02 Aug 2006, 12:59


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