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Old 01-27-2011, 01:07 PM
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One reason this can happen is that there are a bunch of courts in this county. In 8 years, Mrs. Bo has been called 3x for jury duty, each time to a different level of government.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Too true! You could be putting away a drunk driver one day, and then a few weeks later deciding on a handsome reward for a client of the Maloneys, The Hammer, or Wayne Wright.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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True, Bo - but I know plenty of folks that get repeat summonses for the same courts.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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I dont mind going, but wasting a whole day is what gets me. If the selection process was faster/easier then it would be great. But that's just a foolish dream.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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One reason this can happen is that there are a bunch of courts in this county. In 8 years, Mrs. Bo has been called 3x for jury duty, each time to a different level of government.
Ive been called 3 times in the past 2 years. I keep telling them I am not a U.S. citizen all notarized and legal-like (automatically ineligible) and yet they keep sending them.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I've served plenty and will always when called upon to do so.

Waiting for majormadmax to join this one.


I have no problem with being called for jury duty, and to be honest I do enjoy the experience. When I was on active duty, I was a permanent volunteer for court martial boards. I guess I'm a gluten for punishment (and dishing it out! ).

Oddly enough, I don't get selected often. I suspect it is because of my job, which I cannot discuss in detail; but I am a willing juror if asked.

But in reality, The missus gets called more than I do. Go figure.

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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But in reality, The missus gets called more than I do. Go figure.
That' easy - she has a figure!
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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and a better personality..

you don't get picked for the same reason I don't. We're a little opinionated and a bit extreme..
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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I've only been summoned once..and got picked for jury duty. It was a child-abuse case, and I gotta tell you..it was a very emotional trial. Like being in the middle of a soap opera. I'd do it again though....was an experience I'll never forget.
One good thing about it....a lot of pretty women seem to work at the courthouse...made the boring selection process go by a lot smoother!

P.S. ....take a book to read....you're going to be sitting and waiting a long time!
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Between Bexar County and COSA Municpal Court, I think I've been summoned eight times since 1985. Only got excused once, because I had gotten a summons within a couple of years of my last jury service. I only got picked to serve on a jury panel one of those times.

I've talked to other people about my age, who say they've only been summoned once or twice in their life, or in some cases, never. They've been using both drivers license and voter registration rolls for the past several years (used to be just voter registration). I've lived in the same house for a long time, and keep my license & voter registration current. But I think what reduces the chances of a lot of people getting summoned is because they move every few years, and then they may not get their license & voter card updated to reflect their new address until they expire, maybe a couple of years, or more. By the time they do that, it's almost time to move again. The summonses I've always gotten say "Do Not Forward" on the front of the envelope, so if the rolls don't reflect your current address, you aren't getting a summons.

BTW, the last time I served at the Bexar County Couthouse, jurors were paid $6 for the first day of service, and $40 for the second & subsequent days, if they had to return.
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