Jury Duty

Clara-Shortridge-Foltz-Criminal-Justice-Center.gif I got a notice in the mail saying that I was summoned for jury duty at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. So I called this weekend to see if they actually wanted group number 2 for court location 11, and sure enough, I’m actually scheduled to report at 7:45am tomorrow morning.

So it looks like I’ll be missing work tomorrow to go to the courtroom and wait around with the rest of the prospective jurors. We’ll see if I actually get selected for duty; I’ve heard that they often call a bunch of people to show up, but then dismiss you because the lawyers call for a continuance or something.

I really hope that I’ll actually get to serve. Aside from voting and paying taxes, I see this as one of my fundamental duties as a citizen.