States and U.S. Territories with Family Friendly Jury Duty

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American Samoa

Rules of Court of the Judiciary of American Samoa; Jury Rules;
C. Trial Court Rules (TCR) VI. Jury rules (4)
 

Rule (4) EXCUSE  “The prospective juror has a personal obligation to provide actual and necessary care to another, and it is not feasible to make alternative arrangements for that care…”

Arkansas


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House Bill 2285, 82nd General Assembly, Regular Session 1999

House Bill 1152, 83rd General Assembly, Regular Session 2001

What can you do?

“To allow mothers of children under the age of twelve (12) months old to defer Jury Duty”

 

 

Arkansas

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Plan for the random selection of Jurors;  Qualified Jury Wheels; Section 605; excuse upon individual request (3) 
Adopted Dec. 29, 1988

“...(3) 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  aged or infirm persons…”

Arizona


(Maricopa County)

Superior Court, Maricopa County
Excuse from Service (Court Policies)

 

“A prospective juror may be excused if he/she...must provide actual and necessary care for another and alternate arrangements are not feasible.

Arizona


(Town of Gilbert)

Municipal Court, Town of Gilbert Jury Duty Information (Court Policies)
Are there reasons for which I can be excused from Jury Duty?

“Caring for young infants, elderly family members… frequently is given as a reason for excuse.  Our community is family oriented and the Gilbert Municipal Court attempts to consider these...reasons.”

         

 

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