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Tue Aug 10, 2021, 09:13 AM Aug 2021

I've never served on a jury. Have you? [View all]

I've only been summoned once, but was never selected. My husband has served on an auto-theft case... but the defended decided to take a deal rather than complete the trial. He's also been summoned several times to serve in Federal District Court, but has not been selected.

I've had other friends who've served. The experiences vary... some enjoyed it and found it interesting. Others found it aggravating and intrusive... those were for trials that lasted several days.

Have you ever served on a jury? Tell us your experiences.

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42 (55%)
No. (I was summoned. But was I was not selected to serve.)
26 (34%)
No (Never summoned. Never served.)
8 (11%)
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Four times Shrek Aug 2021 #1
interesting... markie Aug 2021 #2
To my great surprise, I was selected from a jury pool. Tracer Aug 2021 #3
I've always wanted to serve on a jury Victor_c3 Aug 2021 #4
Summoned many times over the years. All but once sent home without being called up. Selected chia Aug 2021 #5
It was a bluedevil4 Aug 2021 #6
I always get excluded before or at voir dire.. some professional occupations and backgrounds hlthe2b Aug 2021 #7
No, I always get out of it. BlueTsunami2018 Aug 2021 #8
I thought your job also had to pay you at your regular pay rate. Am I wrong? Celerity Aug 2021 #26
Yeah, I work construction. BlueTsunami2018 Aug 2021 #37
Oh, damn, that is rough, sorry. That would be so illegal here in Sweden. Celerity Aug 2021 #41
Not in a non-union job. IL Dem Aug 2021 #47
Here in Maryland it's $50 per day for the US District Court. NurseJackie Aug 2021 #35
I've never been called for a federal jury. BlueTsunami2018 Aug 2021 #38
Served once on a jury trial. It was the guy's "third strike" Roland99 Aug 2021 #9
Was called several times ages ago... same ole, same ole... married to a lawyer. NEXT! secondwind Aug 2021 #10
Last one I got the boot. multigraincracker Aug 2021 #11
You missed an option. Shell_Seas Aug 2021 #12
Never called. Was once the main prosecuton witness in a serious hit and run. After niyad Aug 2021 #13
I was on a five day trial and ended up being sequestered. brooklynite Aug 2021 #14
I had my first turn at Jury Duty this summer. Probatim Aug 2021 #15
Yes. Raftergirl Aug 2021 #16
yes, early 2017, LA criminal case (started at the Airport Courthouse, was sent to Santa Monica) Celerity Aug 2021 #17
I was called along with a male coworker MontanaMama Aug 2021 #18
Once for two weeks Betty88 Aug 2021 #19
I had to report and fill out the questionnaire 48656c6c6f20 Aug 2021 #20
Yes, both Civil and Grand Jury. Polly Hennessey Aug 2021 #21
Served in three different states, five juries total. 3 criminal, 2 civil. oasis Aug 2021 #22
Grand jury obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #23
Nope... Ohio Joe Aug 2021 #24
Picked for the jury but defendant pleaded out before trial started. marie999 Aug 2021 #25
Called for a Federal Grand Jury but rejected... MANative Aug 2021 #27
I get summoned about once a year Bettie Aug 2021 #28
I get called every three or four years but I'm always sent home. hunter Aug 2021 #29
Served on a civil jury in June BannonsLiver Aug 2021 #30
Yes. March 2020 ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #31
Yes, three times in Chicago former9thward Aug 2021 #32
No, but I was in the Canadian military for 35 years and we are exempt. OnlinePoker Aug 2021 #33
my Mom and her twin sister was both summoned at the same time fescuerescue Aug 2021 #34
I work in healthcare security and have been subpoenaed to testify in court rustydog Aug 2021 #36
At least once every 10 days Polybius Aug 2021 #39
Here in MD, if you serve (or even if you spend all day not being called)... NurseJackie Aug 2021 #42
Wait... Polybius Aug 2021 #50
That's very amusing. NurseJackie Aug 2021 #52
This message was self-deleted by its author Polybius Aug 2021 #51
Been summoned twice. First time , the case never went to trial so jury was dismissed. JoanofArgh Aug 2021 #40
Twice... tonedevil Aug 2021 #43
Twice summoned. Never left the jury pool room. SoonerPride Aug 2021 #44
Summoned twice, but never served. The first time ... 11 Bravo Aug 2021 #45
I live in a small county and get called every year or two. Mr.Bill Aug 2021 #46
Served on one jury edbermac Aug 2021 #48
Alerting Orrex Aug 2021 #49
LOL! NurseJackie Aug 2021 #53
yep.. once. have been called in twice Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #54
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