From a prospective juror, after my jury selection Friday: “You seemed a little nervous.”
That is amazing because I was really nervous. I always am nervous when I have someone’s freedom in my hands. In fact, I find that rather than getting less nervous with experience, I get more nervous—I think because as my youth recedes I have a better understanding of how much is at stake.
If I’m ever not nervous, it will be because I don’t care any more, and it will be time for me to quit.