Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
School & work may have to 'excuse' you, but they don't have to pay you or tutor you on the side to get you caught up. Missing a day usually isn't a big problem, but if you end up on a trial lasting several weeks...
As for what happens if I'm in trouble: I don't know if I would prefer a jury or a judge. Which is less likely to understand life - an average American juror, or a judge? Seems like I'd be screwed either way.
FWIW - a lot of civil cases are resolved without a trial just before the trial begins. It makes scheduling tough.
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."