Juror art

 Photos Juror Art Jonathan Koshi Bike
The American Gallery of Juror Art features doodles done by bored jurors. Above is a sketch by my friend Jonathan Koshi, an avid bicyclist who was clearly dreaming of doing something other than his civic duty. American Gallery of Juror Art

11

  1. I hope the poor guy got a fair trial instead of just some pretty drawings for his cell.

  2. I write poetry for notes in boring meetings. Mostly from other people’s buzzwords and catch phrases. Some editorial comments seep in:

    (Holycrap,
    he takes notes on napkins.)
    A striking turnaround,
    respect & recognition
    each of these in depth
    came up with, launched & sustained
    an explosion of coverage
    how can we make that work for our client?

    (He’s gonna need a bigger napkin.)

  3. BROKEBUTSTILLDRINKING @1, I believe these are people who are called to the courthouse for possible jury duty but have not yet been selected to sit on a jury.

  4. I just knew if I clicked on the comments, someone was going to post the “Hope he got a fair trial” BS…

    /inflated sense of self-importance

  5. #4:

    “I just knew if I clicked on the comments, someone was going to post the “Hope he got a fair trial” BS…

    /inflated sense of self-importance”

    Well, I sincerely hope they did. It’s very pretty but it’s hard work being a juror, you’ve really got to pay attention all the time and it’s not something the vast majority of people are simply used to at all.

    Lovely drawings but I do hope they were done in the waiting room or lobby and not in the court room.

  6. I once sat on a jury for a 6-week medical malpractice trial. The first week was just random doodles and a few actual notes. The next 3 were page after page of life-size ants. I filled 2 legal pads with that. For the last 2 weeks I couldn’t even muster the interest for that. I just sat there and tried to stay awake. One of the defendants was kind of hot so that helped for a while.

    It was pretty clear about 30 minutes into the first day what happened and who was at fault. But it took 6 weeks of bloviating lawyers and a parade of expert witnesses to really kill our brains.

    Worst part: I was an alternate juror, so I had to sit through the whole trial but didn’t get to deliberate or vote on the verdict. Once the trial was over, they just said, “thanks for your service, you’re dismissed.”

    That sucked hard. I really don’t mind jury duty, but that’s too long. I really feel sorry for people who get stuck on some of these really long, extended trials. If drawing bikes gets you through it with your sanity intact, I fully support it.

  7. I can only imagine how upset I’d be to learn that one of the people responsible for deciding my fate in a trial was busily drawing his own hands through much of the proceedings.

  8. According to my state’s poorly written constitution, I am not legally allowed to serve on a jury, so I will never be able to produce juror art. It also means that it’s one less way for me to be bored out of my mind.

  9. #4

    I just knew if I clicked on the comments, someone was going to post the “Hope he got a fair trial” BS…

    /inflated sense of self-importance

    Look at my name. Do you really think I’m being serious with my comments? Personally, I thought the art work was lovely.

Comments are closed.