Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Monday, January 19, 2004

Nice article about serving on a jury by Danielle Reed in the Observer. Some years back my brother was on a panel for the retrial of a case that shook out of the BCCI scandal: his stories about the experience were hilarious, and he kept a diary, which turned out to be a three-inch think manuscript. The thing most people never think about jury duty is how boring it is. For us-- the participants in our own little courtroom movie, being on trial is fabulously exciting and action packed, but the folks who decide the case are spending most of their time shut up in a little room, trapped with old copies of People and Good Housekeeping. It is like waiting to see the doctor, I imagine, except that after you get to see him, they put you back in the waiting room-- again and again.

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