Jury Duty, By The NumbersI had jury duty yesterday.
It was in a non-criminal case, so all the cases either involved fines or civil disputes for less than $10,000.
There were 17 people in my jury pool, with 6 being seated for the jury. I was #15 (oh, yes), so I wound up not being seated.
What I learned yesterday: choosing a seat in the waiting area outside the courtroom follows the same rules as the urinal game.
The jury pool, as told by the shoes people wore:
Casual work shoes--2
Office dress shoes--1
Casual laced shoes (crepe soles)--1
That's only 16 pairs of shoes. The last person was late and I didn't see her shoes.
Non-matching shoes--1 (this was clearly a stylistic decision, not an accident)
People wearing glasses--7
Jury pool by sex: 8 women, 9 men
Jury pool by race: 13 "white", 4 Hispanic