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I’ve got petit jury duty service on Thursday. DC doesn’t mess around. I was informed of this impending obligation very shortly after I reached 6 months of residency.
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Me too! I’ve only owned a home (at Yale Steam Laundry) since the late spring, and I’ve already got petit jury duty. Is there such a shortage of viable candidates tbat they have to pick the two of us already? I didn’t even get the Welcome Wagon yet!
It’s the one thing this city is very efficient with. I served (but was not picked) last week and my wife served on a two week long criminal trial in October. It’s an interesting experience. I will apparently be called up again in exactly two years to the month. Bring a good book, a laptop, and a lot of patients.
Yes, they put you to work every two years on the date. They don’t mess around, but I still have yet to be selected as a juror yet.
I’ve been back in DC for 5 years and have yet to be given notice
I just got excused. No trial for me!
Fortunately I got excused since they sent my notice a little too early–it was more like 10 months after I last served. Let’s hope they forget in a couple of months and I don’t get another notice for 2 more years!
yes, mark your calendar. every two years henceforth on this date, you will be called. and don’t forget about the feds! they call call on us too.
The Feds? Really?? How so?
i’ve been called twice to U.S. Federal District Court duty.
since we’re in our own special district (unlike states, which share a district) we get called more often.
Wow. Who knew? Thanks for letting us know.
And don’t forget Grand Jury… six weeks @ five days/week, 9-5. Great vacation from work.
Let’s hope I never ever get grand jury. I read up on my company’s policies and they say they only pay for two weeks of jury duty.
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