Each day, thousands of Americans just like you and me are summoned to take part in our nation’s judicial process by serving as jurors. The 6th Amendment of the Constitution provides that all US citizens have the right to a trial and to be judged by a jury of our peers.
There’s no doubt that jury duty is an important civic responsibility and is one of the highest duties a citizen can perform in a democracy next to serving in our military or voting.
Okay, now that we’re done with the civics lesson, is it just me or does it seem that you always get called for jury duty when it’s majorly inconvenient? No doubt if there is a major life, family or work event coming up a jury summons magically appears in my mailbox.