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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 #60 on: February 01, 2013, 08:48:18 AM »
i once heard that our mess of a legal system has jury duty to blame,the only jurrors who end upon a case are just the people too stupid to get out of jury duty. just something to think about :)
That said, it is sad that we have a justice system where so many cases are decided by people who couldn't get out of jury duty.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2013, 08:29:08 AM »
i imagine you tell them thay you're not currently living in NY...

The problem is that by mistake i checked yes when they asked on the questionere if i live in that county in NY, Do you think they will make a fuss about it?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2013, 12:50:13 PM »
Tell them the truth, you're living in Israel. I would imagine you can back it up with proof if they ask you to.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2013, 02:54:04 PM »
Tell them the truth, you're living in Israel. I would imagine you can back it up with proof if they ask you to.
+1
-unless you're claiming some benefits as if you're living in NY...


The problem is that by mistake i checked yes when they asked on the questionere if i live in that county in NY, Do you think they will make a fuss about it?
I imagine you can play dumb and say you thought you had checked "no"

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #64 on: October 02, 2014, 01:49:22 AM »
Got jury duty to report to in a few hours...

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #65 on: October 02, 2014, 01:54:58 AM »
Got jury duty to report to in a few hours...
Good luck.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2014, 11:28:00 AM »
Got jury duty to report to in a few hours...
Why Go? I just throw them in the Garbage, they have no idea if I ever received it in the mail, only if they have it certified!   

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #67 on: October 02, 2014, 11:41:54 AM »
Got jury duty to report to in a few hours...
I guess we'll see lots of you on here today ;)
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #68 on: October 02, 2014, 05:09:00 PM »
I guess we'll see lots of you on here today ;)

Lol yes, was on here till my phone died a few hours in, didn't bring charger.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #69 on: October 02, 2014, 05:13:50 PM »
Lol yes, was on here till my phone died a few hours in, didn't bring charger.
How was it ?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #70 on: October 02, 2014, 05:24:42 PM »
Jury Duty - Mini TR :)

I received the summons in the mail to appear on this day for Jury Duty, instead of pushing it off I figured it would be a perfect time to go, with the excuse that I wouldn't be able to stay long on a case because of the upcoming Jewish holidays - simple. Note for first timers, on the Jury summons there will be 2 address there, the one on Jay street is where you go to appear for Jury Duty, the other one is just if you want to get out of it, such as medical issue or to reschedule a second time in person.

Arrived there at 8:15 in the morning, says you must be there by 8:30, though they were running everything "heimish" style and nothing started until about 9:15. In the beginning they show a video which makes the experience look very interesting and exciting to actually be able to sit in on a case. At this point after the video the list of people that are exempted are said, such as if you were ever convicted, if you are a caregiver, if you have a medical issue, if you don't speak english etc.. Then from the remaining people in the room all the papers (summons part A & D along with the info card to fill out when you arrive) are collected. At about 10-10:30 they start calling peoples name at random to go upstairs to the courtroom and hear what will be the case, my name wasn't called and so there was a long long waiting time just sitting there in the room. At 12:45, my name was still not called, and lunch break was announced that will go on till 2pm, at which time everyone must return. - Bring lunch and snacks with you, nothing really kosher in the area, and the only kosher snack in the vending machine was popcorners. Finally at about 3:30 the remaining 100 of us in the room were told that they will not need any more jurors, to which the room went crazy with a huge round of applause!!! - We were given papers that said that we appeared and are not required to come again for 8 years, in addition either your employer or the jury must pay you $40 for going to JD.

So as a reminder, besides for what they tell you to bring, like the summons and a pen. Make sure to bring a lunch or two, snacks, drink - no glass, good reading material or entertainment with headphones. Good luck.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #71 on: October 02, 2014, 05:30:40 PM »
POIDH  :)

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2014, 05:34:06 PM »
POIDH  :)

Have a few of the room and the beginning of the day there, but unfortunately like i wrote above, my phone went dead a few hours in, so nothing of the applause :(.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #73 on: October 02, 2014, 05:37:45 PM »
Have a few of the room and the beginning of the day there, but unfortunately like i wrote above, my phone went dead a few hours in, so nothing of the applause :(.
Its ok. They give 8 years between summonses ?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2014, 05:44:40 PM »
Its ok. They give 8 years between summonses ?

Yup, and if they send you one before then, you just send them back a copy of the paper that you have, that says you do not have to go for the next 8 years.