Jury summonses will be sent out next week, in preparation for the trial of Michael Jackson which starts on 31 January 2005.
Jurors will earn $15 a day for their time.
Approximately 4000 summonses will be sent out for the Jackson trial; out of which, maybe, 300 would be able to serve for the estimated 6 month duration of the trial.
The jurors will be taken from those residents, who are citizens over 18 of Santa Barbara County, who live north of the Gaviota Tunnel.
Needless to say, both the defence and prosecution will be looking to select jurors who are most sympathetic to their case.
It will be a case of "many are selected, but few are chosen".