Everyone wants a jury to decide their fate but no one wants to serve on a jury. Paradox? Or just laziness and greed? Well, I discuss my thoughts and observations on Juries and Jury Duty in Lehto's Law Ep. XXVI.
I've conducted jury trials and taught classes on how to select juries but I have never gotten to serve on one. I'd feel left out except that I know so many people who have served on them. Some people seem to get called over and over again. I know the extreme lengths to which people have gone to get out of serving.
So check out the podcast if you get a chance. I even explain the concept of jury nullification. Just in case you ever really want to make waves.
And if you get called, go and serve proudly. And when the jurors enter your courtroom, stand up. They deserve our respect. And those books behind me in that pic? They're law books. Obviously, I mean business. Just back off.
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Steve Lehto is a writer and attorney and has been practicing law for 23 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation.
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