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Do your jury duty.

Manhattan Criminal Court:
The boring introductory speech takes about 45 minutes, and should begin relatively on time. Therefore, coming 45 minutes late is no big deal.

If you have a deferment, don't waster your time at the criminal court. Go straight to 60 Centre Street room 139. The line can get busy, so try to come at a good time.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2014, 10:50:34 AM »
Everything here is so bureaucratic, every single move is a whole procedure.
And that's before the real thing even started.

So far it's just boring - going into a room just to go out, going into a chamber so they can then take us into another room, then all into the courtroom so they can ask a few questions and send us back out.

The lawyers and court clerks make us feel like kindergarten kids.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #121 on: October 24, 2014, 10:50:47 AM »
Everything here is so bureaucratic, every single move is a whole procedure.
And that's before the real thing even started.

So far it's just boring - going into a room just to go out, going into a chamber so they can then take us into another room, then all into the courtroom so they can ask a few questions and send us back out.

The lawyers and court clerks make us feel like kindergarten kids.
Well most jurors aren't much smarter than kindergarten kids.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #122 on: October 24, 2014, 10:52:39 AM »
Those kindergarten kids are the ones paying the bills. They pay the DA's salary, and the judge's salary etc etc.

The most annoying thing I found when going to jury duty is the lack of respect etc for the citizen. I took the day off work. I pay your salary. I should be the one dreying, not you!

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #123 on: October 24, 2014, 10:56:19 AM »
Those kindergarten kids are the ones paying the bills. They pay the DA's salary, and the judge's salary etc etc.

The most annoying thing I found when going to jury duty is the lack of respect etc for the citizen. I took the day off work. I pay your salary. I should be the one dreying, not you!
It's that way with every government agency. Maybe they're upset you're not paying them a higher salary.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #124 on: October 24, 2014, 10:59:04 AM »
Today is indeed ridiculous.

The lawyers told us yesterday to be here 10 in the morning, they'll wait for us and continue the process.

So far nothing.

Talk about chickens...

ETA: they now arrived...
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #125 on: October 24, 2014, 11:00:43 AM »
Today is indeed ridiculous.

The lawyers told us yesterday to be here 10 in the morning, they'll wait for us and continue the process.

So far nothing.
What time do you get to leave ?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #126 on: October 24, 2014, 11:01:11 AM »
How many days did they tell you to expect the trial to last?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #127 on: October 27, 2014, 02:54:12 PM »
After 3 days of service, the lawyers decided they're not interested in us and dismissed me along with three other jurors to go home.

And that's before the trial even began.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #128 on: October 27, 2014, 03:10:41 PM »
After 3 days of service, the lawyers decided they're not interested in us and dismissed me along with three other jurors to go home.

And that's before the trial even began.

Oy all that for nothing then, will you at least get paid?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #129 on: October 27, 2014, 03:12:38 PM »
Yes, $40 per day.
Disgusting
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #130 on: October 27, 2014, 04:37:31 PM »

After 3 days of service, the lawyers decided they're not interested in us and dismissed me along with three other jurors to go home.

And that's before the trial even began.

Can't blame them.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #131 on: October 27, 2014, 04:43:18 PM »
After 3 days of service, the lawyers decided they're not interested in us and dismissed me along with three other jurors to go home.

And that's before the trial even began.
What went on for those 3 days ?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #132 on: October 27, 2014, 04:44:47 PM »
What went on for those 3 days ?
Questioning and being scrutinized by the lawyers.
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« Reply #133 on: October 27, 2014, 04:46:42 PM »
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #134 on: October 27, 2014, 04:51:48 PM »
Questioning and being scrutinized by the lawyers.
How bright was the average juror ? Should they be deciding someone's fate ?