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#1 charlotte49er

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

Every 2-3 years!

 

I get hit with the jury duty summons!   I thought it was off property records, yet I got it when I lived in an apartment and didn't own property.  

 

:mad:

 

I'm not sure my van will fit in the parking deck.  

 

I wonder if my doctor will give me a note to get out of it?  

 

 



#2 Brooklyn Bully

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:06 PM

It's via voter registration too I believe. I've only been called once back when I lived in Durham. Fiancee and I just moved into a condo. About the same time she pissed off someone at the DMV. A few days later we both got called. Same day. Two envelopes in the mail. Hmm.



#3 Rise of The Hive

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:35 PM

I have only got called once and had to waste two days during selections and then didn't even make the jury. It sounds like you just have bad luck.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:34 PM

I've never been called and I really want to be.

#5 Anybodyhome

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:59 AM

I got called in Greensboro many years ago and had a great time.

 

The case was an estate settlement issue following the passing of an NC A&T Chancellor and his mistress wanted a piece of his estate. Guy's widow and kids were there, mistress was there, juicy testimony, crying women, screaming, pictures of trips to the Caribbean with the mistress, sex tapes... I was fighting back the laughter more than once. 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:30 AM

I just got my first summons in the mail this week.

#7 Lemory

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:41 PM

Just recently got called but didn't have to serve. Sat in a room for 2 hours watching 'Love it or List it" until they brought us into the court room. Was cool for about 5 minutes then I just wanted to leave because the lawyers were very boring.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

for 2 hours watching 'Love it or List it" 

My wife makes me watch that show. I secretly like it



#9 4Corners

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

I've never been called and I really want to be.

 

No, you don't. 

 

It's miserable and nobody wants to be there. You can feel it once you walk in the room. 

 

I've been summoned twice since 2008. I got out of it in '08 because of school, but I had to go in this year on the Monday following the Panthers beat down of the Giants. I got lucky, I was part of the first group called and got to serve on the first trial of the day. It only lasted one day and it was basically a woman who got rear ended and was now trying to shake the guy down for a few extra thousand dollars. Most aren't that easy though. Dude I know from college had to serve this year on a 2 week trial that involved looking at pics of dead children as "evidence". Terrible. Get out of it if you can. 



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

Just recently got called but didn't have to serve. Sat in a room for 2 hours watching 'Love it or List it" until they brought us into the court room. Was cool for about 5 minutes then I just wanted to leave because the lawyers were very boring.

 

Like I said earlier - I got lucky. First group called in on an easy case that was over by 5:30 pm that same day. But it still sucked. I was hung over from drinking all day watching the Panthers/NYG game and woke up late so I didn't even get to shower before I left...and OF COURSE the only hot girl sat next to me the entire time. I was embarrassed b/c I felt like I stunk like alcohol the entire day and that made me not want to talk to her or anybody else really. 



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:25 PM

Best case scenario - You serve on a jury during a high profile case, and write a book about it at the end.

Worst case scenario - Anything else.

 

 



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

Ive been 'asked' several times to appear for jury duty. All I do is fax them back their form along with a copy of my green card and voila, no duty. Apparently I'm not worthy ;)



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:20 PM

I get called every 2 years like clockwork. The last time I went in I was a foreman on a 2 day case.

 

Now that I have a job that pays me for jury duty I don't mind it as much, it's a diversion and can be somewhat interesting. The part I hate is seeing all the prospective jurors lie in order to get out of serving.




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