This is just a simple poll to see how frequently people in different parts of the world get jury duty and what it entails. For instance, here in Los Angeles, California we frequently get cards in the mail telling us we have jury duty for a specific week. For that week, we either show up at a courtroom or call a number to see if we’re needed. Once there, we sit around until a judge requests a panel at which point we all go to a a courtroom and sit through a voir dire. If selected, we’re part of the jury for that trial until it completes. If not selected, we go home and enjoy our lives until the next card arrives.
The frequency seems to depend on where you live. I spent 10 years in Sacramento and only got called twice. In Los Angeles, however, I’ve been called five times in six years.
What’s it like where you live?