Writer Ian S. Port, author of The Birth of Loud who’s award-winning articles have appeared in numerous national publications, gives us a first-hand glimpse into a responsibility which is every American citizen’s job in order to ensure justice but is relegated a tedious chore: Jury duty. In this brief chronicle, Port touches on the crucial decisions made by our peers on a daily basis that will deeply impact the lives of all involved, while managing to make you prefer watching paint dry instead.
As the lawyers told him, Port would soon see,” serving on a jury would be nothing like the way it is on television.”
Founded in 1957, the American Board of Trial Advocates is an association of trial lawyers and judges from around the nation dedicated to preserving and promoting the right to a civil jury trial provided by the US Constitution.
“As we promised ourselves when we wrote the ABOTA Constitution, we will continue to push for preservation of the jury system and for improving the public image of lawyers.”
– Mark Robinson said,