Yes, it was. A jury summons. I was so excited.
In the past I dreaded that little card in the mail. It was a pain to have to go to a courthouse and sit around for hours hoping I wouldn't get picked.
Now it's all changed. I'm hoping I do get picked to serve on a jury on September 2, 2009. I can't think of a more educational tool than sitting in the jury room seeing what really goes on back there. I look forward to voir dire. Will the lawyers let the jurors talk? Will they ask open-ended questions? Will they ask questions designed to invite discussion?