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

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Tennessee Code :
TITLE 22 Juries and Jurors
: Chapter 1 qualifications and exemptions : 22-1-104 (b) Excuse from service.
 

Any person, when summoned to jury duty, may be excused...if such person makes oath that the person will, if excused, be caring for the person's child, children, grandchild or grandchildren, or ward.

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Jury Selection Plan; Excuse from jury service upon individual request, 28 U.S. C. 1863(b)(5)(A) & (B); 1866(e); 1869(j)
and District Court Clerk's Manual chapter 23
Amended July 10, 2001

(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, Middle District of Tennessee
Jury Plan, Section VII Filling the Qualified Wheel, C. Hardship excuses on individual request (2)
Amended July 28. 1995
 

(2) A stay at home or unemployed 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 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, Western District of Tennessee
Amended Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors;
X. Excuses on Individual Request (b) (c)
Effective Aug. 19, 1999

(b)...a person having active care and custody of a child under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by his or her absence for jury service;
(c) a person essential to the proper care or custody of any person incompetent to care for him or herself due to physical or mental disability

     


 

   

 

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