#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

I am a juror

At the moment, that’s all I can say, concerning the case, that is.  :)

Since I was hanging around the courthouse all day, I missed my Weight Watchers meeting.  :(  Plus, I don’t have much to say.

I’m told we’ll probably be finished on Friday.

Cross your fingers.

38 comments to “I am a juror”

  1. pat Dennis
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:27 pm · Link

    Good luck with jury duty

  2. Leanna
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:30 pm · Link

    I hope jury duty goes well and that you get an interesting case, you are lucky that it is going to be a short trial.

  3. Sherry Wallace
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:32 pm · Link

    I know jury duty interferes w/your daily routine, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve never been called :(

  4. Evelyn Baldwin
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:33 pm · Link

    Good luck. Hope it will be short and simple for you! God Bless as always!

  5. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:34 pm · Link

    Fingers are crossed

  6. Linnea
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:43 pm · Link

    The one time I was selected to be on a jury, the attorney for the defense “recused” me. It was a case of drunken driving and driving with an open container in the car, and I’m a physician. I guess he figured that I understood about blood alcohol levels way too well and he didn’t want me on the jury. How disappointing!

    • linda
        · May 7th, 2015 at 9:51 pm · Link

      You knew too much! Literally. :) I was once recused for a similar reason: the guy was up for about his 9th DUI. During the pre-selection process, the defense asked if there were any police officers in my family. I answered that there were two–if you don’t count the six or seven in previous generations. :) He asked if I had an opinion. I replied that, yes, actually, I did. If the officer in question administered a breatholizer test and the guy failed it, it wasn’t rocket science to conclude he was drunk at the time. I was promptly relieved of my civic duty. :)Oh, WELL. I have absolutely NO sympathy for drunk drivers.

  7. Marjorie Hawkins
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:46 pm · Link

    I’ve been called to jury duty several times during my life, but never seated on a jury. I can’t say I’m unhappy about that, but I do feel it’s our duty to do the best we can. I hope your case goes quickly and is easy for you to judge. Best of luck.

  8. Louise McCourt
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:47 pm · Link

    First, thank you for years of wonderful reading..

    Second, I will be 70 years old in July and will be thru with jury duty…I have been on a jury the last four times..I feel I have done my duty and looking forward to no more jury duty..

    • linda
        · May 7th, 2015 at 9:52 pm · Link

      I would agree. You’ve done more than your part.

  9. Virginia H
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:48 pm · Link

    Hope you get through this all right and it does end on Friday best of luck with everything.

  10. 70dlilly
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:50 pm · Link

    Good Luck!

  11. Gloria
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:57 pm · Link

    Missing WW’s just means you’ll have another whole week to lose more, unless they feed you there, and if they do…look out!

    Have a good rest of the week.

  12. Ruby Borwood
      · May 6th, 2015 at 9:57 pm · Link

    Good Luck, and I will cross my fingers that it will end on Friday.

  13. Patricia Taylor
      · May 6th, 2015 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Good time to plan your next book during the down times.

  14. judy
      · May 6th, 2015 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Good luck. Hope it is over Fri.

  15. Roberta Giordano
      · May 6th, 2015 at 10:23 pm · Link

    Good luck !

  16. Kathryn Smith
      · May 6th, 2015 at 10:37 pm · Link

    I served on a jury last October for three days. It was an interesting experience for me since it was my first time. I do hope the next time I am called, I can get out of serving. I walk with a cane and the up & down going to and from the jury box to the holding room just about killed me. On the last day of the trial, just about after everything the lawyers would say, the other lawyers would object and we would have to leave the courtroom. It happened so many times, the judge started feeling bad about asking us to leave. When they say to take a 5 minute break… it was always at least 15 minutes.

    I hope your service goes a lot better than mine did! Good Luck!

  17. Terri
      · May 6th, 2015 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Good luck on jury duty. Hope it’s over by Friday.

  18. Peggy Rubach
      · May 6th, 2015 at 10:56 pm · Link

    Hope you have an interesting case to decide.

  19. Wanda beach
      · May 6th, 2015 at 11:09 pm · Link

    Congrats , hope you get an interesting case, I have served a few times at first it was boring a tedious but the last couple cases were interesting. good luck and keep an open mind. who knows you might meet your next character in one of your books.

  20. Pamela Devereux
      · May 6th, 2015 at 11:10 pm · Link

    How exciting.

    Sorry you missed Weight Watchers.

  21. Jeannette Garand
      · May 6th, 2015 at 11:47 pm · Link

    Linda: I think of jury duty as a privilege and an honour. Congratulations on taking on the duty. It’s not a great payday, it can be boring while the lawyers argue with the judge etc. the details of some trials can be gruesome and others are simply so stupid you have to wonder what the accused could have been thinking. But it’s a necessity in our world of innocent until proven guilty. Maybe it’ll give you an idea on a story, who knows.

  22. Carol Luciano
      · May 6th, 2015 at 11:52 pm · Link

    Good luck Linda and hopee Friday will indeed be the end of it.
    I’ve been on jury duty a few times. The last was 2 weeks.
    Carol L

  23. kathy parsons
      · May 7th, 2015 at 7:00 am · Link

    Hey Linda Bless your heart I hope that it doesn’t take long for you,now I have to ask for your help, I had weight loss surgery over 11 years ago I lost the weight then gained it back, unbelievable, now I have health problems to top it off, I have to have Iron infusions every other month cuz of the surgery my body won’t absorb the pills or the food with iron won’t help,I try to get my self motivated to do it, or i I have been trying to motivate myself I live on a good street and there r lots of walkers and joggers all the time, for some reason I can’t get going, if I do get out 1 time to do it thinking it will help me more and then I don’t do it again,now my husband lost his job before xmas so there aren’t many funds to help with anything, I have cut out a lot like 1 cup tea a day no butter, no pasta , lots of water, limited potatoes, but now I am having GI problems, I am Blessed to have 5 beautiful healthy children 4 boys 1 girl, I think of them without me and it will get me to go but then I stop, can u give me any advice to help me , or get me going, I will accept any advice, thanks have a Blessed day xoxoxox

  24. Therese lopez
      · May 7th, 2015 at 8:42 am · Link

    Hope all goes well on jury duty.

  25. Jo-Ann Baker
      · May 7th, 2015 at 9:19 am · Link

    Have fun with the Jury duty. Our feelings on right an wrong are different when you server. I was not sure I like it as knowing he was guilty and had to go with not as the state did not prove it . Hard……
    Have a great day!

  26. Patty Jenkins
      · May 7th, 2015 at 9:35 am · Link

    I hated jury duty. Did not feel it was my “duty” to judge my peers.

  27. Ann Bartholomew
      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:04 am · Link

    Maybe they will settle out of court! You can always use the rich payment you get for serving on the jury and get a cup of coffee. I’ve never been called, but my husband has. We had to plan last summer around the 3 month duty he had. It’s hard to plan much when you have to wait and wait, as you said, and then come back home. We are fairly new to this area so he got to visit with people he didn’t know. I guess there is an up-side to the situation.

  28. Pam paterakis
      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:24 am · Link

    Fingers and toes crossed!

  29. midge watkins
      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:54 am · Link

    I was a juror a few years ago and it was an interesting time.
    However, I’m not into law stuff and sitting for 2 1/2 days in a
    courtroom was fine once, but not again. Hope you enjoy your

  30. Diane Sallans
      · May 7th, 2015 at 12:15 pm · Link

    maybe something interesting will happen that you can use in a story

  31. Rita Crofoot
      · May 7th, 2015 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Lucky you, I have been called 3 or 4 times and never used. Husband called once and got an interesting case right away. Good for you to do your duty, I hope you find it interesting and rewarding.

  32. Melaine
      · May 7th, 2015 at 2:32 pm · Link

    I always wanted to serve on a jury seeing it as my civic duty as a citizen. Only received one jury summons and wasn’t selected. So, more time for reading!

  33. Beverly Sivacek
      · May 7th, 2015 at 2:45 pm · Link

    My fingers, eyes & toes are crossed that your civic duty is over on Friday ! :-)

  34. Marilyn Fish
      · May 8th, 2015 at 10:02 am · Link

    I have been a juror 4 times in California and Nevada. All were interesting experiences. In Nevada, those 70 1/2 years old are exempt. Disappointing.

  35. Linda A. Beaudoin
      · May 8th, 2015 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Hope you have a short trial.

  36. Valdi M
      · May 21st, 2015 at 1:54 pm · Link

    I just got called for District court. Hoping and praying that I don’t have to serve.

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