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Family Friendly Jury Duty legislation for U.S. District Courts

(Last updated January 8, 2006)

At least 72 U.S. (Federal) District Courts allow excuse from jury service (upon request) to:

ďpersons having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service, or a person who is essential to the care of an aged or infirm person.Ē

 

Since most District Courts (approximately 76%) already have the above provisions in their respective Jury Plans, why canít all 94 U.S. District Courtsí Jury Plans adopt this same language?

 

How can I help?

You can help accomplish this by writing a letter to your United States Congressman, asking him or her to propose legislation amending the United States Code with the language quoted above.

           Click here to find your U.S. Representative and contact information.

           Click here to find your U.S. Senator and contact information.

 

Click here for a sample letter which gives specific information regarding the United States Code, which would need to be amended for the Family Friendly Jury Duty provision.

 

If this amendment is passed and enacted by the U.S. Government, then ALL 94 United States District Courts would be required to offer the above provisions for family caregivers in their respective Jury Plans.

Afterwards, please e-mail me and let me know your congressmanís response to your letter.

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