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Jury obligation is a privilege. Jury obligation can be a burden. I served on a jury a number of years in the past and was riveted by the method, however once I lately acquired a summons, I wasn’t precisely thrilled.
Due to COVID there was a backlog of instances and people of us who have been referred to as have been requested to maintain two months open for each jury choice and for the potential for serving on a number of jury. Though I participated within the jury choice course of, I wasn’t chosen to function a juror.
Nonetheless, I wish to touch upon the entire people who work on the Penobscot Judicial Middle in Bangor. They have been there day in and day trip conserving us knowledgeable as every lengthy day of sitting and ready unfolded. Their kindness, professionalism, and humorousness helped ease the stress and tedium. Choose Ann Murray, who presided over the courtroom throughout jury choice, was affected person and compassionate whereas additionally acknowledging our time dedication to the method.
Potential jury obligation could also be fraught with nervousness, however the people on the Penobscot Judicial Middle do their best possible to create a welcoming surroundings.
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