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

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Texas


(Grand Jury)

Texas Code of Criminal Procedure,
Section 1. Article 19.25 (2)
Excuses from (Grand Jury) Service
 

“…The following qualified persons may be excused from grand jury service: (2) a person responsible for the care of a child younger than 18 years…”

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Texas Statutes Sec. 62.106
 

“A person may...establish an exemption from jury service if the person...has legal custody of a child or children younger than 10 years of age...and service on the jury requires leaving the child or children without adequate supervision.” Also - Primary caretaker of an invalid.

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plan for the random selection of Jurors.
C. Excuses from Jury Service Signed on March 21, 1997

Grounds for excuses upon individual request are:
(3) A person having active care and custody of a child or children under ten years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by his or her 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 Texas
Local Rules; Misc. Order 5, Jury Plan;
IX. Excuses on Individual Request (B) (C)
Effective April 1, 2003

(B) “Persons having active care of a child or children under ten years of age whose service on a jury would require leaving the child or children without adequate supervision; or
(C) Persons essential to the care of aged or infirm persons

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
Juror Excuse and Exemption from Service
Last Updated: 10/17/2002
 

Excuses: “The Court may excuse you from jury service if you are a: Person not employed outside the home, having active care and custody of a child under the age of 10 whose health or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of the aged or infirm persons and who is not employed outside the home

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
Appendix “D” Amended plan providing for the random selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; Exclusions or Excuses from Jury Service.
Revised December 1, 2002

(3) “persons having 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; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons...”

 

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