Thursday, 24 January 2008

Jury Duty

I received an envelope in the mail today from the Ministry of the Attorney General ... a Summons to Jury.

I had completed the jury questionnaire they had sent to me in September and I guess that determined that I'm eligible.

"You have been summoned as a potential juror for a lengthy criminal trial of five (5) accused persons commencing February 19, 2008.

Crown and defence counsel estimate that this trial may last about six (6) months. Estimates are never precise. The trial may be longer or shorter than the counsel have estimated."

I'll let you know if I'm chosen.


Jodi_Lee said...

6 months!! Do they reimburse you your wages lost?? I would have to get out of that one!!

Isabel said...

Oh wow, they tell you what kind of trial you might be on?

We don't know what kind of trial we'll get until we're at the court house.

That sucks it'll be 6 months.

Christine said...

I was summoned for jury duty just 4 months before my wedding date. It was very stressful at the time. But I got called down - and was in a room with about 50 other people - in the end I was not selected for the jury - and was released. That was an amazing feeling.

They do pay for your services here in Saskatchewan - about $100/day. But it sure is a disruption to your life that's for sure. Hope you can somehow manage to wiggle out of it. Anxious to hear more.

Unknown said...

6 months? Wow! That is incredibly long. We get paid some pittance to serve jury duty, so it would kill me to be off that long.

Teena in Toronto said...

The payment isn't great.

Nothing for the first two weeks.

$40 a day for the next 10 weeks.

Then $100 a day after that.

Definitely can't live on that!

Anonymous said...

I got the exact same letter - same trial. That's how I found you.