Off duty for a year

I was called for jury duty in mid-October, but the timing was bad, so I chose to postpone it to this week, knowing it was a three-day week and hoping, like Susan, that there would be few, if any, trials beginning this week.

I was nearly wrong.

Even though my group’s status was always “check back after 5pm”, I did keep a close eye on the jury status page. They called in a few groups on Monday…but that was it.

I’ve served on trial juries twice before, and felt I was making a contribution to the community, but I’m thankful to have been able to stay out of the courtroom this year.