Jack Bogdanski has been blogging about his jury duty at the Multnomah County Courthouse. It’s interesting to read and hear what people think of jury duty. I was first called to serve (sounds good doesn’t it) donkey’s years ago in Philadelphia, one of the first cities to use the One Day One Trial system. I loved it. When else can you get a day off from work, the freedom to read newspapers and magazines with few disturbances, and to be entertained (the jury foreman practically did his part as if it was a comedy standup routine – very effective). This was way back before the days of computers and cell phones (cripes, the typewriters were made out of wood back then!) – it was all very peaceful in that room, hushed even. For a future librarian this was bliss. I wasn’t selected that first time, but was many jury-calls later when I lived in New Haven. I still loved it (it was a personal injury case). I would be first in line if anyone wanted to turn it into a real job. Sure it’s tough, but someone’s got to do it.