Excusal from Jury Service

The Court may excuse you from jury service if: a) jury service causes you, your family, or your employer undue hardship or extreme inconvenience; or b) you are the sole care giver for a child or other dependent, you attend personally to the dependent during the court’s normal hours of operation, and you are unable to afford daycare or make other arrangements for the care of the dependent. If you request to be excused under these standards, the Court will weigh carefully your individual circumstances against the public’s need for jurors.

If you are 70 years or older, and ask to be excused, the Court must excuse you from jury service. If you want to serve as a juror, you may serve.

If you are a woman breast feeding a child, and ask to be excused, the Court must excuse you from jury service. If you want to be excused for this reason, you must make the request in writing. If you want to serve as a juror you may serve.

Requests to be excused may be made by phone, fax or letter and must be received by the Court no later that one week before your service date. See Contact Information page.

If you wish to serve, but are unable to do so for good cause, you may request to postpone your date of service to another date. See Postponement/Deferral page.


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