Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Jury Service
I have been called for jury service and yesterday was my first day, so work is somewhat disrupted. Anyway it is another experience, interesting but quite appalling how much time is wasted. The normal length of service is about 2 weeks but some trials can go on for many months. I was on the bus with someone on a 15 week trial. The jury selection is supposed to be random so it is all in the luck of the draw. I feel lucky!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,
Last year I spent 7/8 weeks in Crown Court, not on the jury but in the public gallery.
I was surprised to see the lack of interest in some of the jury members. I observes at least 7 members who never picked up a pen. Two fell a asleep and one sat filling her nails!!

Please don't forget that someone's life is in your hands and you would have the responsibilty of not sending a innocent to prison.