I’ve never served on jury duty before. I was called to it about 10 years ago but there were no cases and so my term expired without service. But this time has been different. I was dismissed from the current case but not until I went through an entire day yesterday of getting orientation and filling out a questionnaire and 6 hours today of discussion between the lawyers and the 80 others in the jury pool.
While I didn’t like the chit chat going on behind me that made it hard to hear, I did like witnessing and being a part of the process. I’ve found out I don’t need to call in again until next Sunday so who knows, maybe my term will expire again without serving but I’m a lot more informed regardless of the outcome.