There was a movie some years ago called "The American President." It starred Michael Douglas and featured a pivotal scene in which his character says, "America is advanced citizenship."
Yesterday we saw the real life version of that sentiment expressed when President Obama was sworn in to office. Among the ideas he has advanced is a renewed call to service. The idea that as Americans we have a stake in what happens in our communities and to our Country which requires our participation is a persuasive one.
As a trial lawyer, and as a member of GTLA, it is my hope that jury duty is recognized as one of the most important ways that we can be of service to our democracy.