I went 8 years without getting a jury summons until this summer. Of course, being the reasonable person that I am, I was selected to be a juror on a homicide trial. Luckily, I already had the week off of work, so the timing wasn't an inconvenience. However, being a juror is the most exhausting thing: mentally, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.
Since during the first day of summons you have no idea how long you'll be there, I've compiled a list of things to bring to help you through the day.
What to bring:
- a book or puzzle book
- iPad/ nook/ kindle
- water bottle
- pen and pencil
- a packed lunch or money to buy lunch in the area
- lots of patience
If you get selected to be a juror, it is a trying feat, however it is a unique view into our justice system.