Jan 28, 2014

Jury Duty

Jury assembled
Jury assembled (Photo credit: Nrico)

I have been called up for jury duty in February.  I know that a lot of friends dread having to do so but I am actually looking forward to it.  I found it to be really interesting and discovered more about how our justice system works during my last stint.

I am not sure how it works in your state but here in Washington we are given a number that we have to call each evening so we can find out if we are expected to show up for the jury duty.  Last time I was lucky and was assigned to a jury that first day.  This time around who knows.  If I don't have to show up then I just go to work as usual.

I know that being on jury duty can be a hardship but I am pretty lucky in that my employer does pay me while I am doing my civic duty.  I really wish that more employers would do so because jury duty really a valuable learning experience.

Have you sat been on jury duty before?  Does your employer pay your time away from work?  Did you enjoy it?
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