Vegedus wrote:Hm, doing some research. I'm not a hundred percent certain, but basically everyone can get picked as a juror here too. However, you are picked for a duration of four years and do get paid, so it's basically a half-time job. There's a lot of special cases where you can decline, especially notably if the juror duty might conflict with your job, so a lot of retired people apparently end up doing it. I guess the long period is why it's not something most people hear about. Plus, we don't sue each other all the time like 'MURICA!
Actually that's kind of how it works in America, if you serve in a trial you get a couple years before being called on again, if you don't get picked for a trail you'll wind up getting called on about a year later. You get paid enough for bus fair for the first 3 days, and then it jumps up on later days. Most people get off from hardship or lying through their teeth. So most juries here are people too stupid to get out of jury duty, people with too much value in "civic duty" and old people who are bored and like Matlock.