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

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North Carolina



(Mitchell County Superior Court)

Mitchell County Superior Court

The prospective juror may be excused if
he/she is the only caregiver for a family member whom needs constant attention.
 

North Carolina



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The North Carolina Court System
“Excused from Jury Service”

Includes the following Districts:
District 8: Greene, Lenoir, & Wayne Counties District 11: Johnston County
District 14: Durham County
District 15B: Chatham & Orange Counties
District 19B: Randolph County
District 23: Wilkes County
District 27B: - Lincoln County
District 29: - Henderson County

“A prospective juror may be excused from jury service if that person...provides actual and necessary care of a person and actual and necessary care of another”
 

North Carolina



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; Excuse on Individual Request (2) (3)
Filed Nov. 21, 2002

(2)…"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; (3) Persons who are essential to the care of aged or infirm persons;…"

North Dakota

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of North Dakota
Plan for random Jury selection
6. (g) (h) Groups and Classes excusable upon request
Filed March 4, 1998

(g) Persons having active care and custody of a child or children if the health or safety of the child or children would be jeopardized by the person’s absence for jury service.
(h) Persons who are essential to the care of aged or infirm persons

Northern Mariana Islands

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of Northern Mariana Islands
Section 11, Excuses on Individual Request (3)
Filed May 27, 1992

(3) “...Persons who have legal custody of a child or children under the age of ten (10) years, or a person with the responsibility of caring for a disabled person(s)…”.

 

 

 

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