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

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Colorado

Colorado Statutes, Title 13, Courts and Court Procedure Juries and Jurors: Article 71, Colorado Uniform Jury Selection and Service Act; 13-71-105. Qualifications for Juror service
 

“Sole responsibility for the daily care of a permanently disabled person living in the same household to the extent that the performance of juror service would cause a substantial risk of injury to the health of the disabled person…”

Connecticut


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Senate Bill 527,  January Session, 2003
Sponsor: 
Sen. Judith Freedman, 26th District

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“Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: That section 51-217 of the general statutes be amended to disqualify from jury service any person who is the parent of a child under twelve years of age residing in his or her home, who is not otherwise employed, and who chooses not to perform service as a juror.”

Delaware

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United States District Court, District of Delaware
Revised plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors, 6. (3) Excuse on individual request

(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

Florida

Florida Statutes 40.013
 

 

“Any expectant mother and any parent who is not employed full time and who has custody of a child under 6 years of age, upon request, shall be excused from jury service.”

Florida

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Plan for the Qualification and Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; 7.05 Persons who may be excused from jury service; (a) Permanent Excuse Upon Individual Request: (2) & (3)

(2) “...Persons having responsibility for providing in-home care and custody of a child or children under the age of ten (10); or (3) Persons who are essential to the care of aged or infirm persons…”

 

Florida

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; IX. Determination of Qualifications, Disqualifications, Exemptions, Excuses and Deferrals
Amended March 14, 2002

(1)“...Persons who have active care and custody of a child or children under the age of 10 whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by absence of juror, or a person who is essential to the care of aged, elderly or infirmed persons...”
 

 
         
         

 

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