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

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New York



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Jury Selection Plan as amended, 5/18/1999; §7. (3) Excuses on Individual Request
Amended May 18, 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."

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
Jury Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors General Order (24) VI. Excuses on Individual Request
Revised: November 30, 2000

(2) Persons having the 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.
(3) A person who is essential to the care of the aged or infirm persons.
 

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Amended plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit jurors; Article VI. (2)
Amended December 2000

(2) “...Persons having legal custody and active daily care of a child or children under the age of 12 years; or who are essential to the daily care of aged or infirm persons…”

New York

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Western District of New York
Jury Plan; 10. (4) Excuses on Individual Request
Amended March 16, 2000

(4) ...Persons having active care and custody of any children under 10 years of age or of any aged or infirm persons whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by your absence.

New York

New York County Commissioner of Jurors
 

“Postponement or excusal may be granted to caregivers if your personal care and attention are required during the time you have been summoned to serve. Includes caregivers of a minor child under the age of 16.”

 

New York

 

Kings County Clerk's Office (Brooklyn, NY)
Jury Service Information
How to apply for a Postponement or Excusal

"If you are the main caregiver of a child or elderly person, you may request a postponement by returning your completed questionnaire or summons, along with a copy of the birth certificate of your youngest child, or a doctor's note stating the condition of the person being cared for, and that you are the main caregiver of that person."

 

 

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