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

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Utah



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of Utah
Jury Plan for the random selection of Grand and Petit jurors I. (3) Excuses on Individual Request
Amended October 1999
 

(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 the absence of a person for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons...

Virgin Islands



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District Court of the Virgin Islands
Juror Qualification Questionnaire; Section 1: Exemptions and Excuses

The Court...considers certain excuses involving undue hardship caused by jury service (including):
Persons who have legal custody of a child or children under the age of 10 years.

Virginia



 

Virginia Code Annotated 8.01-341.1

 

Excusals: A person who has legal custody of and is necessarily and personally responsible for a child or children 16 years of age or younger...a person who is necessarily and personally responsible for a person having a physical or mental impairment

Virginia


 

New Legislation!
House Bill 2708 has passed!
Amends 8.01-341.1 (8) of the Code of Virginia Exemptions from jury service upon request
effective 7/1/05
 

(8). A person who has legal custody of and is necessarily and personally responsible for a child or children 16 years of age or younger requiring continuous care by him during normal court hours, or any mother who is breast-feeding a child
Sponsor: Delegate Mark Sickles

Virginia



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
FAQs: Can I defer my jury service or be excused from serving?

Among the more common reasons jury service is deferred are: You care for a child or adult in your custody whose health or safety would be jeopardized by your absence.
 

Virginia



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FEDERAL
United States District Court Western District of Virginia
Jury plan prescribing method for...selection of Jurors... Excuses from Jury Service On Request Amended October 1999

(3) Any 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 his/her absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirmed persons.

 

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