Attorney Norm Pattis who blogs at pattisblog.com has written an excellent op-ed on the importance of jury duty. In examining why some would-be jurors avoid service, Pattis discusses the financial burdern that jury service poses for some. He suggests that employers do more in the way of compensating employees who miss work for jury duty. Another potential option, one employed in Britain, is jury insurance. For a prior post on jury insurance go here.