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

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New Jersey

New Jersey Permanent Statutes
Title 2B Court Organization and Civil code; 2B:20-10. (3) Grounds for excuse from jury service

 

The prospective juror has a personal obligation to care for another, including a sick, aged or infirm dependent or a minor child, who requires the prospective juror's personal care and attention, and no alternative care is available without severe financial hardship on the prospective juror or the person requiring care.

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Identical Bills:
Assembly Bill No. 1192, Prefiled 2004 Session
Senate Bill , No. 2041, filed 11/8/04
An ACT concerning jury service and amending N.J.S. 2B20-10 (3)
Synopsis: Allows excuse from jury service on grounds of obligation to care for a minor child under certain circumstances.

(3) The prospective juror is a parent of a minor child and is the person who provides personal care and attention for that child during the hours of jury service.

New Jersey

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Plan of implementation of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey F. Excused or Exempt Jurors (1) (b) Excused,
Revised November 1, 2002

(b) A person who has actual 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 persons.

New Mexico



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Senate Bill 288 for the 2005 Session - An ACT relating to trials; expanding the exemption from jury service, amends Section 38-5-2 NMSA 1978, filed by: Sen. Mark Boitano

 

 

 

C. Upon request...the judge shall excuse from service the following persons:
1). an expectant mother
2). A parent or guardian who is not employed full time and who has custody of a child under six years of age; or
3). A caregiver for elderly or disabled persons who is scheduled or expected to provide care at the time of the required jury service

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Senate Bill 170 for the 2007 Session - An ACT relating to trials; expanding the exemption from jury service, amends Section 38-5-2 NMSA 1978, filed by: Sen. Mark Boitano
 

"38-5-2. EXEMPTION FROM JURY SERVICE--EXCUSALS--SERVICE OF DISQUALIFIED JUROR.-

B. A person may be excused from jury service at the discretion of the judge or the judge's designee, with or without the person's personal attendance upon the court, if...:
(4) the person is:

(a) an expectant mother or a mother who is currently breast-feeding;
(b) a parent or guardian who is not
employed full time and who has custody of a child under six
years of age; or
(c) a caregiver for elderly or disabled persons who is scheduled or expected to provide care at the
time of the required jury service.

 
         

 

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