Kim Kardashian made a surprising appearance as a potential juror in a murder case, illustrating a unique blend of celebrity and civic duty. The 42-year-old reality TV star was called for jury service and attended Van Nuys Courthouse in California as jury selection began in the case of two men who were charged with a gang-related murder.
Kim, often under the public eye, arrived at the courthouse accompanied by her bodyguard, who remained by her side throughout the proceedings. According to a source cited by TMZ.com, "The other prospective jurors were not particularly starstruck … they treated her like one of them." This demonstrated that, despite her fame, she was treated with the same level of impartiality as any other potential juror.
The process concluded with the selection of a panel consisting of 12 jurors and four alternates on Thursday (20.10.23), which meant Kim was excused from her jury service before undergoing questioning. This brought her short-lived but noteworthy stint as a potential juror to an end.
Interestingly, a camera crew from Kim's Hulu reality show, 'The Kardashians,' was stationed outside the courthouse, seeking to capture glimpses of this extraordinary moment. However, the sanctity of the courtroom remained preserved, with cameras not allowed inside.
Kim's foray into the legal field has been a subject of curiosity in recent years. In 2021, she passed California’s challenging first-year law students’ exam, known as the "baby bar," on her third attempt. This achievement allows her to continue her legal studies, ultimately leading to her eligibility to take the full bar exam in the future.
Explaining her unconventional legal journey on an episode of her reality show, Kim remarked, "If you are doing law school the way I’m doing it, it is a four-year program instead of your typical three-year program. And after year one, you have to take the baby bar. This one’s actually harder, I hear, than the official bar."
Kim's aspirations extend beyond personal accomplishments. She envisions opening her own law firm, emphasizing the importance of pro bono work and hiring individuals with prior incarceration experience. As she stated in the Wall Street Journal magazine, "Hopefully one day I can start a law firm where we can help people pro bono and hire people who were formerly incarcerated. I don’t see me floating on a yacht. I think I’ll always feel good when I’m working."
Kim Kardashian's unexpected role as a potential juror serves as a reminder that fame does not exempt individuals from civic responsibilities and that her ambitions extend far beyond the world of reality television.
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