Originally Posted by BigAppleBucky
The county I live in pays about one half the cost for me to drive to the courthouse and, of course, nothing for my time.
I've served five times, but never to a verdict.
Back in the late 70's and early 80's the jury room had only about half the seats needed and the restrooms seldom had soap or even toilet paper.
That has been fixed with a nice new facility and a phone-in system which allows most jurors not to be present except when they are actually likely to be impaneled.
I've never sat on a grand jury. I understand that might be even more onerous since the service lasts 6 months for up to one day a week.
Jury duty is an imposition, no doubt. But one of the prices I'm happy to pay for living in a democracy.
Don't know if another poster mentioned it, but as a potential juror you should not be discussing the facts of a case on which you might sit.
No - I am under no obligation to not speak of this until I report for the juror selection process. That gives me a whole week to continue to bitch!