Write a letter to the Chief Judge requesting family friendly juror provisions
for U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky


At least 72 other U.S. District Courts (approximately 76%) allow excuse from jury service (upon request) to:

“Persons 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.”
(Source: http://www.familyfriendlyjuryduty.org/JuryStates/JuryStates.htm )

Unfortunately, the EASTERN District of Kentucky currently does NOT have such family friendly language in its latest jury plan, filed July 2002.
What can you do?
Simply write a letter to the Chief Judge, The Honorable Joseph M. Hood, requesting that Kentucky’s Eastern District’s jury plan include provisions for family caregivers. Since most District Courts (approximately 76%) already have the above provisions in their respective Jury Plans, a precedent has been set and Kentucky’s Eastern District Courts’ Jury Plan should also be able to adopt this same language.

Click here for a sample letter to the Chief Judge requesting that Kentucky’s Eastern District U.S. Court’s jury plan be amended to add Family Friendly Jury Duty language.

Afterwards, please e-mail me and let me know the Chief Judge’s response to your letter!

Last updated Tuesday April 03, 2007


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