So I was excited when I get the jury summons in the mail, and almost immediately went to my computer to fill out the new I-Jury online impaneling that Travis County now uses. Right before I clicked the last item to send my information out into the ether that is the internet I chanted, silently, “No civil, no civil, no civil”.

I wanted to be randomly assigned to a criminal case. Here’s the email I received:


You have completed online impaneling. Your status is

Assigned to MUNICIPAL COURT 1 (MU1) on 10/21/2008 at 8:30 AM.

Please be available to serve as a juror between 10/21/2008 and 10/21/2008. Normal hours of court operation are 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday; however, circumstances may sometimes cause the court to remain in session after 5PM. Please be sure to make alternative arrangements for time-sensitive errands.

Please check your email regularly until you are dismissed or complete your assignment. You must follow through on your court assignment and call or report to the courthouse when scheduled. This assignment is subject to change should the court date need to be rescheduled or other circumstances change.

Thank you for using I-Jury!

For additional information or assistance, please contact the jury office at 512-854-9669


Ouch! Municipal court. I forgot to chant “No civil, no Class C cases, no civil, no Class C cases…”