I just received my very first Jury Summons. I am to appear exactly 1 week before Christmas. I really hope that I am not selected or that if I am selected it is a very short trial. I could probably get out of it as it appears that the wrong county and wrong city summoned me. I live at the boundary of both a city and county so mail arrives addressed to both city names but for voting/mortgage purposes this is not the correct district. In spite of this administrative error, showing up seems like the right thing to do.  I suspect that my professional credentials (I run a genetics lab, e.g.) and the fact that my husband is just finishing law school (his graduation is 3 days before I am to appear) will make me ineligible. We’ll see. However it turns out it will be interesting to observe the process of jury selection, etc.