I was an observer in the courtroom...not a defendant...just for the record. And my husband was the lawyer. I watched him and the trial for 8 days. How fascinating and how interesting! It was a complex medical case, with all kinds of ivy educated people with long lists of capital letters after their names taking the stand, trying to explain their reasoning to a cross section of society jury. The jury was the most interesting of all, I think because they paid such close attention. Some of the testimony, especially the experts, was complicated. I told my husband I found it challenging to put the pieces together and I have a medical background...how was a lay jury supposed to understand this stuff? He told me to not have a snobby attitude and underestimate people..and I will be enlightened by American court system. He was right. They listened to every witness and every lawyer with such attention I was distracted watching them pay attention! Every witness got a chance to explain. Each side got the chance to explain their reasoning and their position with the expectation of attention from everyone in the room. It really was an eye opening experience. And so fun to keep on learning new things everyday! I would like to be on a jury....the 4 times I got called I had too many little kids at home and could not leave them alone..when I get called again...I am going!