San Diego Regional Director Lorie Zapf had an op-ed published in the San Diego Daily Transcript about jury service. She wrote:
"Ten years ago at this time I was fast approaching a jury trial. It seems like yesterday. The business my husband and I owned was sued in an abusive lawsuit. The gory details could fill a CD-ROM, but the short story is that the plaintiffs were hoping for an early retirement at our expense.
"We spent tens of thousands of dollars on discovery, motions, depositions, and all the other very expensive legal machinations. We could not come to a reasonable settlement agreement and the trial date was fast approaching.
"It was then that I really came to appreciate the importance of juries. The future of my family and our business was at stake."