Jury duty


#81

I thought this idea had merit (and that you were being serious) till I read the ‘ten minute’ part. :grin:


#82

I thought the bigger issue was that boomers can’t computer, but sure.


#83

With the amount of time some Boomers spend on Blitz, I don’t see that as a problem. :wink:


#84

you don’t think listening to the same lawyers every 2nd week of your working life might bias you one way or the other, based on liking/disliking them?

There’s pros and cons for either case.


#85

The legal system as we know it will go ■■■■ up after this becomes more widespread. I only wish the club had access to this during the saga.


#86

I’m up again. Think this is number 4. Sat on one fairly serious trial in county court once. Another time I really had an interstate meeting I couldn’t miss in the few days after tha all up, but as I’d deferred twice just before that they basically said that you’ll have to convince the judge. So I sat all day and thought it was home time when the last call up came, and I was on it. Had to get in the box and the judge was very shirty but let me off. One poor woman who was on a teaching training course that had already been paid for couldn’t get out, one other pleaded but didn’t escape the net.

Funny the time I did sit we broke to the jury room and after an hour two jurors decided they needed a ciggy. The tip staff said right you’ll all have to go together out the front. He gave us a lecture about the risk the defence might see any one of us communicating with any other person and call for a mistrial which would waste several court days and said “I don’t care if your mother walks past, you don’t acknowledge her, right? GOT IT?!” So we wander outside. A mate of mine who’s now a magistrate but was then a barrister saw me walking past on the footpath and thought i was just passing by and so yelled out and went to clap me on the back. When he saw me look back horrified and turn in to the group of a dozen he realised what was up and went slightly white and turned away! No problem arose, but I had a chuckle. Mate was most apologetic later.