The grind

Did my jury orientation yesterday preparatory to voir dire. For the lecture part, I sat in a chair in front of the panel as I was slightly out of breath. Was able to walk around the courtroom with the prospective jurors as I conducted the courtroom “tour” I always give during orientation. (See here and here for a brief description of my “walk about.”)

At the last moment, and while I was doing the orientation, the defendant decided to plead guilty before Magistrate Judge Zwart. (She is such a great help.) Trial cancelled and jurors excused with my thanks. I was relieved. Summoning the energy to try this little criminal case loomed larger than expected. Get my second infusion of the second cycle in a few hours, may have to rethink my stamina when it comes to daily work. We shall see.

RGK

 

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