You get the summons in the mail and what are your first thoughts? Oh no! Why me? How do I get out of serving? I don’t have time for this.
If any of these responses ring true for you I hope that reading this will give you a different perspective and help you to look forward to the “opportunity to serve.” Yes, I said opportunity to serve. Instead of seeing jury service as an obligation that takes you away from your work, family or fun, think of it as your opportunity to participate in the greatest system of justice that exists. Think of it as your opportunity to ensure that the rights guaranteed by our constitution and justice system are not just promises, but a reality for you, your family members, friends, neighbors and all citizens of the United States. [Read more…]