I was called for jury duty yesterday. It’s always a pretty fascinating experience. I do like watching the legal system in motion. I served on a jury about 3 years ago. It was a short criminal trial. Prior to that, I had never made it onto a jury and had always wanted to. I just wanted to have the experience. Now that I have served, I usually don’t want to get picked anymore. I am certainly willing to serve, even though it is a hardship. Yesterday I almost got picked for a civil trial that would have lasted 3-4 days. Had I served, I would have come home each night and done by day job – not ideal. I think my having been a plaintiff side attorney in the past saved me this time. I managed to enjoy the day. I had a good book. I spent my lunch break exploring downtown Rockville. They’ve done a nice job with unique shops and good restaurants. Even though I wasn’t selected for a jury, I fulfilled my civic duty. I had a short break from work and have returned somewhat refreshed. Go legal system!