Who does it apply to: The Jurors Right to Reemployment Act and the Jury System Improvement Act of 1978 applies to all employers in Texas. These laws protect the employment status of those employees serving jury duty in either...more
This month I am flushing the format to talk about jury duty. I recently got selected to serve on a jury in a civil case. The experience fascinated me because, as a civil trial lawyer myself, it gave me the opportunity to see...more
Recently, I received a summons for jury service. This reminded me of Pericles, Wasps and Aristotle.
I am reminded of Pericles because he is credited with introducing pay for jury service in the mid-fifth century...more
Since I became a practicing lawyer, I’ve been called for jury duty four times: twice in Dallas County (where I lived from 1997 to 2003), and twice in Travis County (where I live now). This past week, I served my second stint...more
This post discusses the Connecticut statutes that come into play when employees must go to court during what would otherwise be a day at work.
A summons to jury duty is also a state-mandated excuse from attendance at...more
The subject of diversity often elicits strong, entrenched ideological opinions. But Sam Sommers, an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, is more intrigued by the facts—what can be noted, objectively, about...more
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