I am one of those people who are ALWAYS summoned for jury duty. I get so many that it is quite amusing, because in Boston you only have to serve every 2-3 years in a State Court. When I get them inbetween my 2 or 3 yr period (I forget, but I am pretty sure it is 2) I just ignore them.
I am one of the few, so I have heard, that loves jury duty. Our State Courthouse is really old, and the inside of the building is quite beautiful to me. So I do not mind going their. Much more interesting than sitting at a desk typing all day. Besides, 9 out of 10 time nothing happens, and you get sent home early, which is a real treat for me.
I have only bee summoned to Fed Service twice, I think. That building is all new, and is rather quite boring. We heard the same spiel as they tell in the State courthouse. The only real difference is if you are not picked for a jury, I believe they have a certain amount of time, like someone else posted, to call you back in.
First time in the Fed jury system, boring day, nothing really happened. Almost got seated on a jury that they said would take a few months :eek: It was funny to hear all the excused people gave to try to not get picked, myself included. Who wants to sit on a jury that long? It was a suit against a certain prescription drug in the case of a death or a suicide, or something like that.
There were a lot of people there, and I was not chosen. We then were given an hour lunch break, and when we came back, they told us we could go home, but had to call a certain number the next business day to see if we needed to come back, and I did not.
Recently, after a few years, I received another summons for Fed Court. Like two or three weeks before I was suppose to show up, I received an automated message saying they did not need me. I was glad, I like the State Court building which is old and has so much character, but I do not like the Fed Court.