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Jury Duty – Day 1 February 4, 2008

Posted by davegoblog in Cleveland, Law, Personal.


As I said yesterday, I began my jury duty at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court located in downtown Cleveland almost adjacent to Cleveland Browns Stadium. I took the train into the city and ended up just walking the few blocks to the courthouse instead of catching the bus the rest of the way. I went through security up to the fourth floor, waited in the M-Z juror line, watched the orientation video, and waited some more to be called. According to the video, this court has the highest volume of cases per year in all of Ohio. Also, jurors are selected from only Ohioans who are registered to vote (this was news to me).

I kept waiting for my name to be called while reading Cosmic Jackpot and Time magazine, tweeting on Twitter, and watching daytime game shows πŸ™‚ The room would get quiet every time names were read in batches of about 20 per case, and mine was finally called in the last set before lunch. We then took the elevator to one of the upper floors with a lovely view of the stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was in the second batch our jurors of the case and was released for the day, so I’ll head back tomorrow afternoon.



1. Sandy (Momisodes) - February 4, 2008

Ah jury duty. I always get summoned every place I live. When I moved to California, I was summoned within a year. Hubby lived there for 24 years and never once was received a summons. I don’t mind going, but all the sitting and waiting is quite boring. At least you can twitter with a great view though! πŸ™‚

2. Carole Cohen - February 10, 2008

Somehow I haven’t been called on yet since I moved here but as Sandy said, everywhere else…. Dave it’s maybe karmic that you were not put in the position to decide. I liked how you said ‘black and white issues suddenly became gray.’

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