I was selected and served as a juror five years ago. I did such a good job that I've gotten the call again for jury duty. It seems so soon since my last trip to the downtown court complex.
Unless selected for a jury, the day can be long and boring. The Superior Court, however, does a good job of communicating the importance of being a good juror, explaining how essential it is to the American justice system and promoting the values of a fair trial.
While waiting to be called into a specific jury pool, everyone gets a refresher on the American judicial system.
If I were on trial, I'd want the jurors to take it seriously.
With that said, I -- like many -- am guilty of "complaining about jury duty." There's no doubt it can be a hassle to one's schedule. The public's perception of jury duty ran amuck somewhere along the line. Maybe we should call it "civic service" instead.