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

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Oklahoma

New Legislation!
House Bill 2102 - An Act relating to public health and safety; amended 38 O.S. 2001, Section 28.  Enacted into law, effective May 25, 2004

C. "Mothers who are breast-feeding a baby, upon their request shall be exempt from service as jurors."

 

Oklahoma



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, North District of Oklahoma
Local Rule 47.1 Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; (Pursuant to General Order 01-03) (K)(2) Excuses on Individual Request. Filed April 27, 2001

(2) “persons who have legal custody of a child or children under the age of ten (10) years, and it is essential they remain in the home for child care.
 

Oklahoma



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
General Order regarding random selection of Grand and Petit Jurors R. (excuse from jury service upon individual request), Filed 8/3/00

(3) “Persons in charge of minor children or providing care for an infirm individual.

Oregon

Oregon Statutes 10.050, 
Sections (4) and (5)

 

 

(4) A judge of the court or clerk of court shall excuse a woman from acting as a juror upon the request of the woman if the woman is breast-feeding a child
(5) “...A judge...shall excuse a person from acting as a juror...if that person is the sole caregiver for the child...and the person personally attends to the child during the court’s normal hours of operation…”

Oregon



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of Oregon
Plan for the Qualification and Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; Section 3.04 - Persons Who May be Excused From Jury Service (a) (2) (3) Adopted 9/1/00

(2)“ ...Persons having responsibility for providing in-home care and custody, or home-schooling, of a child or children during normal business hours;
(3) Persons who are essential to the care of aged or infirm persons…”

 

 

 

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