Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Juror Room sketches
I also added some of the folks I had seen on the bus into town.
The last 10 minutes of the day I was one of fifty people called to a court room on the seventh floor. The judge introduced herself and the lawyers for both sides, explained the rules, we were sworn in and the day was over.
Tuesday morning I left for the bus in the snow, returned to the Juror Room. Around 9:30 my group was called back to my assigned court room and the lawyers began their rounds of questions to the jurors.
Selected people were gradually excused from the court room and sent back to the juror pool on the main floor. I was excused from the case just before lunch.
A walk in the sun and cappuccino, at one of Caffè Umbria's outside tables on Occidental, finished lunch break. At 2:40 those remaining in the jury pool were told we had fulfilled our jury duty and we were excused.
Today I am home painting.