I was recently summoned for jury duty. At first, I had mixed feelings. I know what it’s like to present a case to a jury, but I’ve never been a juror before. Though I was curious, I doubted I would be chosen to serve and I worried the whole thing would be a waste of time. To my surprise, I was selected to be a juror and got to serve! Overall, I had a great experience. Steph and I talk about what it was like for me to be on the inside of the jury box, what it means to fulfill our civic duty, and how hard it can be to avoid group-think and advocate for an unpopular position.
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- Do you think it’s a good thing, a bad thing, or neither, for a lawyer to be on a jury?
- What are your personal feelings about being summoned for jury duty?
- Does our justice system seem fair and balanced to you? Did this conversation change how you feel about it?
- How do you feel about the concept of “civic duty”? Do you think other people feel the same way?