Legal-Ease: Ready for jury duty

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Pretty much anyone can be called to jury duty at almost any time. Most federal and state courts in Ohio identify jurors from driver license registrations and rolls of registered voters.

If someone fails to show up for jury duty without being excused, that individual can be held in contempt of court and potentially even arrested.

While jury duty may seem like an inconvenience, juries are crucial in our society.

Former President George W. Bush was called to jury duty this week. Literally, almost any one of us could be called to jury duty almost any time.

Many people dislike serving on a jury because of the time away from their regular routines. However, juries are crucial in our society because those accused of crimes are Constitutionally entitled to a jury, and certain civil lawsuits also give the parties a right to jury trial.

Read Lee’s full article on being ready for jury duty here: Legal-Ease: Ready for jury duty

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Ready for jury duty,” by Lee R. Schroeder, August 8, 2015

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