if you ever find yourself having to “fulfill your civic duty” with jury service, here’s the best solution i’ve found so far.
park at old town trolley stop and transit center and take the blue line trolley downtown. hop off the trolley at america plaza trolley station and it’s a quick couple blocks to the hall of justice (no, not the headquarters of the superfriends). if you find that there’s a long line to get in here, cross the street to the superior courthouse, where i happen to be the mayor!
parking at old town is $free.99, but it CAN be tough to find a spot. as long as you’re there before 9, you should be good. then, you just need to get a pass for the trolley. a day pass, round-trip will cost $5.00, but what i’ve done was get a 3-day pass for $12.00 — a nice $3.00 savings there.
it should be noted that parking by the courthouse, which is right next to the america plaza trolley station, will cost an awesome $13.00 PER DAY. yeaaaa… no thanks to that.
i talked to a buddy, who had to serve jury duty also — he parked over by petco park with an early bird special — $5.00 before 9a (and you had to be out by 6p). the downside is the trek
or you could try to cheat the system, as i’ve heard some do… by getting the trolley day pass from the juror’s office and NOT scratching off the date you are riding. i’ve only been asked for a ticket once in this three-ish weeklong service. and this one guy said that when asked to show a ticket, he showed the non-scratched pass and scratched it at the guard’s request. simple.
as you can see, jury duty is AWESOME