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Falcore
06-03-2006, 09:54 PM
hi, my better half has just been called up for jury duty and we were just wondering if anyone on here can give any insight into the general course of events (like whats actually required of you etc etc) and how much they pay you for your time (need to budget things 'cause taking time off work)

anyway thanks to anyone that can help

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PrestigeCBR
06-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Most people I know try like hell to get out of doing it, so can not help ya :unsure:

Falcore
06-03-2006, 09:58 PM
yeah she was going to try and get out of it but thought what the hell something different so might as well give it a bash (plus kinda hard to get out of)

keez
06-03-2006, 10:22 PM
they dont pay u for jury duty :down: lol
even tho she has been called up she might not actually get picked. depends wat the defence and prosecution choose.
good luck to her...hopefully she doesnt get a trial that goes on for weeks!

Falcore
06-03-2006, 10:38 PM
it says on the summons you get paid and if it dosent cover what you lose in wages then they will cover the difference.

keez
06-03-2006, 10:40 PM
oh really?
i always thought they only covered ur travel costs on the public transport.
just read on the net....it must have changed and u do get paid now.

RathoRA
06-03-2006, 10:47 PM
when i had jury duty a few years back, it was my one day off from work for the week. so they were only required to reimburse me for my travel expenses ... (a 1.20$ bus ticket ) :dry:
but you can apply for lost wages..

usual drill goes like this... you rock up at 8 and sit around in a large room with all the other possible jurors (60 or so).... several names are called out for each case, if your one of them, its time to get some instructions from the court ladies, then at around 10 the trial may start.. but there will be delays, and thatís when you get to go into the jurors room and talk shit for hours wishing you bought a bigger book.

depending on the case, you could be out by lunch.. or doomed for a week!

oh and they supply a light lunch, and ricky lake on tele

i was stuck there for 3 days listening to evidence about a pint glass being rammed in someones face.

bladebabe
07-03-2006, 08:25 AM
I had Jury duty quite a few years back...
We all sat around for hours waiting for names to be called out, finally after 3 god damn boring days my name was called...but for a murder trial :ohmy:

I didn't want to be involved in a murder trial - no way :no:
Those that had their name called out went in to a court room where the 2 lawyers watched you and picked through us saying yes or no...

Luckily by the time they got to me they had already got enough for the jury so I was free to go :thumbsup:
That trial went for ages (a week and a half I think) so I was so glad I was not chosen..

They did give you travel expenses but that was stuff all, and I am pretty sure they paid my work for the time I was absent or my work had to claim for it... either way I still got paid

aaargh1
07-03-2006, 08:59 AM
its your duty for society SO DO IT


it sucks
you get relatively no money
it sometimes waists ya time
very hard to get out of


like nike

just do it

Miss Behave
07-03-2006, 09:27 AM
I've done a 5 day jury duty stint - didn't want to do it to start off with but it turned out to be a really interesting fraud case.

pizzle
07-03-2006, 09:40 AM
I've done a 5 day jury duty stint - didn't want to do it to start off with but it turned out to be a really interesting fraud case.
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are you sure you weren't in the dock miss B?

Miss Behave
07-03-2006, 09:42 AM
Siii!! :blink: How can you say that?!?! I'm a good girl :biggrin:

FJ Steve
07-03-2006, 09:58 AM
Siii!! :blink: How can you say that?!?! I'm a good girl :biggrin:
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...and when was that, exactly? :laugh:

BTW...we still on for a much belated,prolonged, overdue run in the country (April)? Methinks that I will be the only active FJ&#39;er for that one <<sniff>>, as Murray will be clocking up the &#39;k&#39;s over east <<sniff, sniff>>

Steve

Miss Behave
07-03-2006, 10:02 AM
Oh yeah ... I better get my act together, hadn&#39;t I? I&#39;ll email you details in the next couple of weeks, Steve.

Breeza
07-03-2006, 10:34 AM
and if shes casual tell her not to expect any money
i didnt even get my travel expenses reimbursed.

8am sign in and wait for the rollcall

if your called up your taken to the court room

if your not called up you sit there until about 11 then you can go home (you do this everyday until thursday, if your not called by thursday then youve done your duty)

if you are called you wait in the court room and they call another list of ppl...(they usually pick 3 times more jurors than they need) the lawyers then pick who they do and dont want as ppl are called up.

if your not called up then i think your done and you get to go home. (otherwise you may have to go back to the main group again and possibly get called for another case...not too sure)

if your called and get onto jury then you sit there all day listening to the same stuff over and over and over and over and over again then you deliberate (you stay there til a decision is made) and this process may go on for anywhere between 1 day and well ages :laugh:

on the upside though the lunches are pretty nice and theres lots of tea n coffee n biscuits when your not in the actual courtroom

sounds crap and it pretty much is but its a good experience


(there was one guy on our jury who was about 25 and hed been called up 3 times)

mystery
07-03-2006, 12:13 PM
I said I was on holiday from work and was going up to Karratha, they didn&#39;t ask for a plane ticket, said no worries.

Had I been at work I probably would have said yes.

Melkor
07-03-2006, 12:40 PM
Simply show up for the role call and if your name gets called up for a trial explain to the clerk that you can not swear an oath on the bible as you are an athiest, and as there is no god it&#39;s up to you to punish all of the <insert the crime in question here> instead and could you please take an affirmation.

Defence will object you faster than you can say "no more jury duty" and you&#39;re off :)

ONYERBIKE
07-03-2006, 01:27 PM
Never been called up yet, might have something to do with the fact that I wasn&#39;t on any roll for 18 years, still haven&#39;t been called up in the last 13 though.

Think I&#39;d go in scruffy, in my leathers and sound real loud and abnoxious if they ever called me up, oh and yeh ain&#39;t no way I&#39;d swear on a bible either.

Civic duty, fark that, they don&#39;t do nothin for me, well not anything that I want them to do :)

exodus_68
07-03-2006, 02:12 PM
Simply show up for the role call and if your name gets called up for a trial explain to the clerk that you can not swear an oath on the bible as you are an athiest, and as there is no god it&#39;s up to you to punish all of the <insert the crime in question here> instead and could you please take an affirmation.

Defence will object you faster than you can say "no more jury duty" and you&#39;re off :)
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I don&#39;t remember being sworn in when I did jury duty...? :whistling: