How to enact “ Family Friendly Jury Duty”

for U.S. District Courts

(Last updated January 8, 2006)

How can my U.S. Federal District Court’s Jury Plan be changed to excuse family caregivers?


If the U.S. Federal District Court for your jurisdiction does NOT have language in its jury plan allowing family caregivers to be excused, there are 2 ways in which it can be changed:

·          The fastest and easiest way would be to write a letter to the Chief Judge of your Federal District Court requesting family friendly juror provisions in your court’s juror selection plan.
Click here to find out how


·          Another way would be to write a letter to your United States Congressman asking him or her to propose legislation amending the United States Code with family friendly language for all Federal District Courts.
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