Anyone know how they choose NY jurors when you have to call?
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    Question Anyone know how they choose NY jurors when you have to call?

    I got this damn juror selection card in the mail for the third time and every time I'm told to report to Kew Gardens Court Houses for jury selection. I have to start calling next friday.

    I have friends that when they called the automated response said, "you do not have to report to jury duty. thank you."

    I'm going to go out on a limb here but anyone know how to avoid getting picked? Maybe call at a certain time? Anything?

    Thanks guys.

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    You can try some of these:
    Letterman's Top 10 Ways To Get Out of Jury Duty - November 14, 1990

    10. Bring note from Rusty the bailiff. [From the "People's Court"]
    9. Ask if you get to execute criminals personally.
    8. Keep saying very loudly, "Hey -- who's frying baloney?"
    7. Every five minutes point to different person in courtroom and yell,
    "He did it!"
    6. Say you're looking forward to hearing judge sing -- like on
    "Cop Rock." [Very short-lived musical cop show from '89]
    5. Ask if there will be opportunities to examine bloody undershirts.
    4. Fly into a rage whenever Norwegians are mentioned.
    3. Respond to every question, "Let me talk to the little man who lives
    in my pants."
    2. Tell them you've already done jury duty on "Matlock."
    1. Ask the judge if he's wearing Aramis.
    Last edited by McBain; 10-08-2005 at 09:24 AM.
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    Registered User soon2BWRXd's Avatar
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    Jury selection is "random" so it's all a game of chance I guess....of course I say "random" because in the past 4 years I have recieved that wonderful letter 6 times, 1 Federal which i had to go to the federal court house and spend 2 days sitting on my ass reading magazines..but never ended up serving because 2 of my best friends are sheriffs, 2 of my uncles are/were city cops. I have recieved 3 town summons, and 2 village summons even though I don't live in the village that sent me the summons.

    Anyways except for the federal, I have called and got the message that i don't have to report. But on the good side if you do have to serve, or are called up and not used you are summons free for 6 years(IIRC might be 8?)!
    Stock or something close to it.....

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    Registered User njazwrx's Avatar
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    i think its done using an automated lottery. In NJ it goes by your SS number or something like that. Randomly selects it. I have gotten them before. Just have someone send a letter saying your in college or are out of the country at the time your supposed to serve.

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