Monday, April 30, 2007

Jury Duty

I have completed my jury service. This was my first time serving on a jury. The case was multiple felony counts. It was very disturbing, domestic abuse.

There was another librarian on the jury with me. Why do attorneys seem to like librarian's so much? All my co-workers have said that if they get called on a jury panel it is inevitable that they will be on the jury. I asked an old friend who happens to be a criminal defense attorney about this. She said that while she doesn't see many librarians in the jury pool, they do like readers as they tend to be thoughtful jurors. She said that teachers (at least in California) often get thrown because they have to report suspected crimes and therefore have strong law enforcement ties.

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