jury duty (day 12)

well folks, it’s official; i’m an adult. i had jury duty yesterday.

i totally forgot that would fall under this month, so sunday night saw a moment of panic about what to wear. when i looked it up, that was the number one question on the fac page:

“1. What should I wear during my Jury Service?

“Business Casual”* would be considered an appropriate way to dress for Jury Duty. Nice jeans are also allowed.**

Shorts, uniforms, tank tops, inappropriate clothing,*** and any clothing with holes or tears are NOT allowed in the courtroom.”

* i like that ‘casual’ is capitalized.

**i like that following the rule of business casual, ‘nice jeans’ are allowed.

***i especially like that inappropriate clothing is not defined and is nestled in the middle of other random clothing items.

my question now is this: would someone actually dress inappropriately to get out of serving?

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  • Selah June 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Barbara Adams wore a Star Trek uniform for jury duty and served as an alternate juror for the Whitewater trail in Arkansas. I think they’re lenient as to what’s appropriate :)
    I have jury duty two weeks from today. It’s the fourth time I’ve been called in (I’m only 33 and I live in a fairly large metropolitan area so 4 times seems excessive). I’ve never actually served on a jury though. Just sat around waiting.

    • Caitlin June 13, 2012 at 8:03 PM

      Seriously? That’s funny.

      Wow! That does seem excessive. They told us that if we got called again “too soon” (I somehow think I’ll always think it’s “too soon…”) that we can pull up our record and get out of it.

      I ended up not having to serve either. Maybe you’ll get to this time! As much as I didn’t want to, I think it would be interesting. Maybe someday.

  • laura June 13, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    the last time i served jury duty there were all kinds of inappropriately dressed people. and they were not sent home. disgraceful.

    • Caitlin June 13, 2012 at 8:03 PM

      This makes me giggle. They should do an episode of jury ensembles on What Not to Wear.

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