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

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Illinois

Illinois Compiled Statutes
705 ILCS 305/10.2
(b) “Excusing prospective jurors; hardship.”
Courts Jury Act, Public Act 91-0264
Gov. Ryan signed into law 7/23/99

10.2 (b) “When an undue hardship caused by a family situation is due to the prospective juror being the primary care giver of a...child under age 12, then the county board, jury commissioners or jury administrator shall excuse such a prospective juror…”

Illinois

New Legislation!

Public Act 094-0391 - AN ACT concerning nursing mothers.  
 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 5. The Jury Act is amended by adding Section 10.3 as follows:  (705 ILCS 305/10.3 new) Sec. 10.3. Excusing prospective jurors; nursing mothers.
Gov. Blagojevich signed into law 8-1-05, effective 1-1-06.

Sec. 10.3. Excusing prospective jurors; nursing mothers.
Any mother nursing her child shall, upon request, be excused from jury service.
 

 

 

Illinois

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Plan for the random selection of jurors
8. (3) Excuse upon request
Approved by the Council of 7th Circuit in February of 1991

a). “...Persons having active care and custody of a child or children twelve years of age or younger whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; b). Persons essential to the care of aged or infirm persons…”
 

Illinois

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
Plan for the Random Selection of Jurors; Excuses on Individual Request (3)
Revised January 1999

(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…”

Illinois

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Plan for the random selection of jurors; Excuses on Individual Request (3)
Adopted February 23, 2001

“...Persons having active care and custody of a child or children under ten (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…”

         

 

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