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

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Rhode Island

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization 1998, Table 40
 

Excusals:
...serious illness of juror/family
 

Rhode Island



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
Amended Juror selection Plan
Excuses on Individual Request (5)
Effective Date: October 15, 1975

(5) ...All persons who are caring for a child or children under the age of 10 years...
 

South Carolina



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FEDERAL
United States District Court District of South Carolina
Excuse, Exemptions, Qualifications; Requesting an Excuse; Exemptions from Service
October 29, 1999
 

3. Exemptions from Service:
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.

South Carolina


 

Code of Laws of South Carolina
Section 14-7-860 (B) (1)
Revised 11-May-04

3 Authority of judge to excuse jurors for good cause (B) A person who:
(1) has legal custody and the duty of care for a child less than seven years of age

South Carolina


 

New Legislation!

(HB 3460 has passed)
Code of Laws of South Carolina
Section 14-7-860 (B) (2) (3)
Signed into law by the Governor of South Carolina on May 11, 2004

 

Authority of judge to excuse jurors for good cause (B) A person who:
(2) is the primary caretaker of a person aged sixty-five or older; or
(3)  is the primary caretaker of a severely disabled person who is unable to care for himself or cannot be left unattended, and desires to be excused from jury duty

South
Dakota



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of South Dakota
Amended plan for the random selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; VII. Qualifications for service; Exempt and Excused Groups; C Excuses from Jury Service (3); 5/18/1999

C. Excuses from Jury Service:
(3) A person having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons.

 

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