Court wakes up and smells the coffee after jury mix-up!

first_imgA bizarre mix-up during the impanelling of a jury in Letterkenny certainly had legal staff smelling the coffee.The incident happened as a jury of 12 people was being sworn in for a trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Just moments before the trial was due to begin, Counsel for the State, Ms Patricia McLaughlin, told Judge Terence O’Sullivan that a potentially serious issue had arisen.It transpired that one of the 12 jurors chosen had written down the word ‘barrister’ as her profession on the jury enrollment sheet.Ms McLaughlin said she considered the woman may be unsuitable and in fact, may not be allowed by law to serve on the jury.Judge O’Sullivan agreed, saying it may be the case that the woman may not be a practising barrister.The woman was called out from the jury room and Judge O’Sullivan asked the woman if she was a barrister.The woman looked momentarily puzzled and replied “I am a barista.”Through laughter, the rest of the courtroom finally smelled the coffee.Court wakes up and smells the coffee after jury mix-up! was last modified: April 27th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:barristercourtroomdonegalletterkennylast_img

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