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“Dear PoPville,

Any recent experiences being summoned to federal grand jury? Received my summons this week for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Not talking about petit jury service (one trial) or grand jury service at the DC courts (27 days of service). This is a 6-12 month commitment of 1-2 days a week, with a potential extension of up to 6 months. Read More


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From the office of Attorney General Karl Racine:

“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after the DC Council passed emergency legislation — introduced by Chairman Mendelson earlier this week, and written in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) — that will protect DC consumers from abusive and unfair debt collection practices after the District’s temporary COVID-19 protections end and debt collection activity resumes. Read More


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“Dear PoPville,

I was summoned to Grand Jury back in December which was to begin in February. I deferred it to May since it’s for a month. Then yesterday I was summoned for Petit Jury in February for 2 weeks. I mean come on, what are the odds of both Grand and Petit Jury in one year let alone within a month between summons?

Luckily if I’m picked for Petit Jury, I can be excused for Grand Jury! But had to share this crazy situation!”

Ed. Note: You can see the poll results for the last time you were called for jury duty here.


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I got called for Jury Duty, again. Now I get called every two years after seemingly rarely getting called. I even got called to a grand jury this year though fortunately, since I work for myself it would be rough to do, I didn’t have to serve on the actual jury. Anyway, now that I’ve figured out how to insert polls into posts again – I’d like to revisit the Jury Duty question. When’s the last time you were called to jury duty? Did you serve on a jury? How long did your jury duty last? Did you convict or acquit?


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