I was recently called for jury duty for the 5th time in 7 years. In the past I have not been able to serve because I was in some sort of recovery or getting ready for surgery and could not sit for any length of time.
I have my personal and professional life pretty much set up by when I sit and when I “wander.” I can sit for about 45 minutes before I am in pain and then I have to get up and walk a bit. I wander at work about every 45 minutes.
I faxed in my doctor’s orders to the jury board in May with my recent release from my fourth back surgery on 04/30/08 and asked to be released from duty. They responded back that I would have to serve this time.
They are bound and determined that I will serve, I guess. I showed up today for selection and was told that it was Federal Jury duty and I should plan on about 4 weeks of service.
I wrote down my limitations but will not receive a response until I actually go in from of a judge. I would like to serve (as this is a really juicy case) but do wonder how hard it is to actually get up and move/stretch when you are in the jury box.
Has anyone served on a jury lately with restrictions?