How to enact “ Family Friendly Jury Duty” policies
for U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky


Background: Most other U.S. District courts offer excuses from service, on individual request, to designated groups of persons or occupational classes.”
(Source: , April 2003)

Kentucky’s U.S. Federal District Courts are divided into 2 judicial districts, the Western District and the Eastern District.

Currently, Kentucky’s Western District’s jury plan allows persons to be excused from federal jury service if they are “a person having active care and custody of a person whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized if required to be absent for jury service”
Unfortunately, Kentucky’s Eastern District’s jury plan has NO such provisions!
This can be changed either of 2 ways:

  • The fastest and easiest way would be to write a letter to the Chief Judge, The Honorable Joseph M. Hood, requesting family friendly juror provisions in the court’s juror selection plan.

  • Click here to find out how (includes sample letter)

  • 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.

  • Click here to find out how (includes sample letter)

Last updated Tuesday April 03, 2007


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