Write a blog.
Yes, write a blog, but not just any blog — post something that makes it indisputably clear that you don’t believe in jury duty — and then circulate it on Twitter, Facebook and, of course, LinkedIn.
Get the word out there, let the electronic buzz precede you into the court room.
Then, 80% of getting out of jury duty is just showing up.
And when you do, be sure to
- wear a full beard, here are reviews of beard oil to achieve it,
- flash your college credentials (advanced degrees are extra good disqualifiers) and
- dress for gardening.
The Marin County Superior Court has summoned me for jury duty on January 29th. When I got the notice in the mail I went to my computer and asked Google, Yahoo and Bing how to get out of jury duty. In their respective first pages of results they returned 171 ways. Not bad.
I came up with one more way on my own (when I count beyond 17 I lose track and have to start over – should work). And of course this post is itself the 173rd meta-way.
Meta-post post script: at left is portrait of
Patron Saint of Marin County and 3 for 3:
full beard, published writer, and dressed for gardening.