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  • #16
    Well, he's been away for almost three years. Probably got a life sentence for missing jury duty.....

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      • #18
        I used to always try to avoid jury duty, but wound up serving on an attempted homicide trial. It really is fascinating being a part of a trial like that...watching how the attorneys work, and the chess match that the courtroom becomes. Drama with the witnesses, people crying, gory photos...it's definitely a life experience.

        Deliberation is interesting too...seeing how other people view the same evidence from a completely different perspective, and squabbling/discussing until everyone is on the same page. Some jurors seem dead-set in their opinion and verdict, but eventually change their mind with the prospect of sitting in the deliberation room for several more days.

        But, all things being equal, I'd probably rather be anywhere else...except maybe the dentist chair.
        To infinity...and beyond.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Lumiere View Post
          I used to always try to avoid jury duty, but wound up serving on an attempted homicide trial. It really is fascinating being a part of a trial like that...watching how the attorneys work, and the chess match that the courtroom becomes. Drama with the witnesses, people crying, gory photos...it's definitely a life experience.

          Deliberation is interesting too...seeing how other people view the same evidence from a completely different perspective, and squabbling/discussing until everyone is on the same page. Some jurors seem dead-set in their opinion and verdict, but eventually change their mind with the prospect of sitting in the deliberation room for several more days.

          But, all things being equal, I'd probably rather be anywhere else...except maybe the dentist chair.
          You no like those root canals? or those big, fat needles that seem to disappear inside your mouth??

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Lumiere View Post
            I used to always try to avoid jury duty, but wound up serving on an attempted homicide trial. It really is fascinating being a part of a trial like that...watching how the attorneys work, and the chess match that the courtroom becomes. Drama with the witnesses, people crying, gory photos...it's definitely a life experience.

            Deliberation is interesting too...seeing how other people view the same evidence from a completely different perspective, and squabbling/discussing until everyone is on the same page. Some jurors seem dead-set in their opinion and verdict, but eventually change their mind with the prospect of sitting in the deliberation room for several more days.

            But, all things being equal, I'd probably rather be anywhere else...except maybe the dentist chair.
            I have only gotten 1 summons to appear and they didn't call my name......
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            • #21
              Originally posted by CanDB View Post
              You no like those root canals? or those big, fat needles that seem to disappear inside your mouth??
              Definitely not how I want to spend my Friday!

              Originally posted by Saddletramp View Post
              I have only gotten 1 summons to appear and they didn't call my name......
              That's about the best you can hope for. :thumb:
              To infinity...and beyond.

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              • #22
                The biggest court room I ever had to attend was "Small Claims", (in other words, not big) where I had to present my case as to getting compensation for a garage that was built incorrectly. I was nervous, but I used my best lawyer skills to win the "small" case. Felt good, but still had to get the money back on our own.

                But it was nerve time, because unlike a jury, it is a lot of random people waiting for their cases. Would love to have a jury there, to appreciate the loss we incurred. And yes, because of all the prep I did to present our case. These folks were probably not listening, or could care less.

                Funny thing, the person did not show up. But the good news, after we tried to get our money back with little success, he called me up one day and met me for coffee. He gave me "almost" every dollar, and I was ok with it. I thanked him, and wished him a good life. I didn't mind that guy, just needed to be better at what he was doing.
                Last edited by CanDB; 11-15-2019, 09:37 AM.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by CanDB View Post
                  The biggest court room I ever had to attend was "Small Claims", (in other words, not big) where I had to present my case as to getting compensation for a garage that was built incorrectly. I was nervous, but I used my best lawyer skills to win the "small" case. Felt good, but still had to get the money back on our own.

                  But it was nerve time, because unlike a jury, it is a lot of random people waiting for their cases. Would love to have a jury there, to appreciate the loss we incurred. And yes, because of all the prep I did to present our case. These folks were probably not listening, or could care less.

                  Funny thing, the person did not show up. But the good news, after we tried to get our money back with little success, he called me up one day and met me for coffee. He gave me "almost" every dollar, and I was ok with it. I thanked him, and wished him a good life. I didn't mind that guy, just needed to be better at what he was doing.
                  A wacky road to reach the correct destination. Glad you were able to get most of your money back...plus with a story to tell! :thumb:
                  To infinity...and beyond.

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                  • #24
                    Off with your head!!!
                    My Opinion isn’t determined by what the Popular Opinion is. Sometimes I agree with the Majority, Sometimes I Don’t. If My Opinion is Different than Yours, I have to Ask One Question:
                    You Mad Bro?
                    Don’t Be A Mean Girl

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Lumiere View Post
                      A wacky road to reach the correct destination. Glad you were able to get most of your money back...plus with a story to tell! :thumb:
                      Yeah....I kind of felt like it was never going to happen, so when he called me and wanted to meet, I was wondering what he was up to. He was hard to find during the build and follow up process.

                      As for the total amount, he gave us the basic number, though he did not consider a slight addition I had asked for. Once I saw the repayment, I thought, "this ain't worth squabbling over another $100". Shook hands, wished each other well, and moved on.

                      I almost never give up on people.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Lumiere View Post



                        That's about the best you can hope for. :thumb:
                        The case I was called up for was a drug case and the drug czar prosecuter that the county had hired was a moroon....glad i didnt get called to serve.
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