The new jury assembly room at the Superior Court is finished and was dedicated this afternoon. It's really nice; much nicer than that dark, crowded little cave our jurors used to have to wait in. That place was so small, many jurors had to sit on the floor in the hallway while they waited. This space is bigger, the chairs are more comfortable (and there are plenty of them!), there are more magazines and books for waiting jurors to read, and they can see out through the large glass windows and watch the rest of the world go by as they wait to do their civic duty. Or not, as the case may be.
One of the Court's employees, Toby Richards, is serving as a Marine in Iraq. (He was deployed before I started working there, so I haven't met him yet.) This flag was flown over Camp Fallujia where Toby is stationed, and was presented to the Court along with the Certificate of Authenticity. It will now be hanging in the jury room. I just think that's so cool! I literally had goosebumps when it was presented!