In the famous scenes of 12 Angry Men a panel of jurors were called to deliberate on a case which gradually turned as discussions ensued.
Well now it’s my turn, asked to attend the panel selection process for a 4 week trial. Four weeks seems a ridiculous amount of time to be extracted from life!
I understand someone’s life is in the balance, further that (at least in Australia) it’s a duty of citizenship – but for most people who are employed a 4 week break is extremely disruptive.
Trial of Patience
The first impression is that the process is a long drawn out system of attrition.
First is the briefing in small groups, then a large group briefing, a video, small groups, individual interviews, callouts and finally enpanelment.
Oh well, I’m seeing a theme to recent blogs around a teat of patience, from Manila to court – happy days!
PS Couldn’t upload this while in court complex but the update is I’ve been excused which I’m pretty darn happy about.