I've sat on, I believe, 23 jury panels since the mid-70s, and have never been picked for a jury. Public defenders do not like me. Just about all of them are politically liberal, and some of them are not the sharpest legal minds around. If you haven't had the experience, the prosecutor and defense counsel question potential jurors in a process known as voir dire, which is interpreted to mean "speak the truth." They ask you all sorts of neat stuff about yourself, including any organizations you may belong to.