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    Red Face Jury Duty

    Oy.

    I just got a summons for jury duty. This is my first time. Normally, I wouldn't care. However, I am in a 2 year program right now with very strict attendance policy. I'm worried I will be forced to drop out of this program if I get selected for jury duty. The courses I am taking now cannot be made up or taken out of order, unless I restart the program...assuming I get re-accepted.


    Has anyone else been called for jury duty while attending college? Were you forced to serve or were you able to delay? What happened with your classes?
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    Re: Jury Duty

    You can ask for an extension (delay). Just explain your situation and be sure and tell them that you would be VERY happy to serve, but it is a "hardship" for you this time.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Jury Duty

    What PM said^^^. They can very easily schedule you along school breaks (winter or summer, etc.). As long as you respond promptly, they are usually very good about working around school schedules.

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    Re: Jury Duty

    Ask for an extension like has been said. Then again, I'm currently serving my 30 day on-call jury duty and haven't had to do anything yet, then again I have three weeks to go still.

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    Re: Jury Duty

    I've been summoned for jury duty 3 times. The first 2 times I didn't get picked and the 3rd one I got I was automatically excused because I had moved and no longer lived in that particular county anymore (yet the summons was fwd to me with the rest of my mail).

    Plus I think it was to my advantage that I have a relative who used to be a cop.

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    Re: Jury Duty

    PirateMickey is correct. When I was in nursing school in AZ I received a jury duty summons. I responded immediately explaining that I was in nursing school and that I couldn't be absent long enough to serve on a jury if I was selected for one. They excused me. Of course, I received another summons within a year of graduating, but I was excused while in school.

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    Re: Jury Duty



    "JURY DUTY! JURY DUTY! JURY DUTY! BLACKMAIL! JURY DUTY!"

    In Orange County, they'll let you post pone three times before you're stuck. I've written them before and let them know that I would need to be scheduled December/January in order to get the time from work, and they did send a card with a summons for December.

    But I just checked your profile and it looks like you're from Hawaii.

    So nevermind then.

    Shaka.

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    Re: Jury Duty

    Thanks for advice everyone. I was a little miffed when I opened it this afternoon. I've been laid off twice (hence my return to school for another degree), why the hell didn't they summmons me then? I swear they should use the unemployment office to pull names.

    I'm just going to write them and exlain I'm not available for weeks for a trial unless it's during my breaks. And since I have clinicals starting this Summer, I really won't have that much time off more than 1-2 weeks between semester until I graduate in 2008.

    Hawaii? Never been....
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    Re: Jury Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MandaBella View Post

    Hawaii? Never been....
    OK...I so totally suck. What the frick is Hawaii? The coconut state? The aloha state? I was thinking "Diamond head" and don't ask me WHY I thought that Hawaii would be the diamond state.

    And WHO KNEW Delware was the Diamond State?

    It IS Delaware then, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localdisnyfan View Post

    And WHO KNEW Delware was the Diamond State?

    It IS Delaware then, isn't it?
    Well, I've always known....being a native Delawarean and all. Google really is your friend, isn't it? It's not one of our common nicknames, but since I'm a jewelry person it's the one I like to use. Most people know the nickname "The First State," which is on our license plates.

    The Diamond State comes from a quote by Thomas Jefferson who described my tiny state as a jewel.

    And now you are ready for the DE questions in a trivia game!
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    Re: Jury Duty

    Delaware also has more mini-golf courses per capita than I've ever seen, maybe I was just in a touristy area but they were everywhere. Hopefully the jury duty can be put off to a time that works better for you, I think they generally work around student's schedules.

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    Re: Jury Duty

    My last time to jury duty was my first actual trial.I was up 3 times before but not called or was excused.My first trial was 2 days DUI case.we deliberated for 20 minutes on the 2nd day,right at 4:30.

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    Re: Jury Duty

    The postpone thing is what to do. They called me during school and I wrote them a little note saying I couldn't because school and I'd be available to serve on my upcoming spring break or during the summer. Sure enough they sent me another summons in the summer (a week before I was going to DL!), but when I checked the little court website thing, it said our services weren't needed.

    My mom just got done doing jury duty on a 2 week long murder trial.

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    UPDATE

    I sent a letter and I brought a letter from my school. They are going to call me back in December. Of course my next WDW trip is in December, but the dates I gave them are for when I get back from Orlando.
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    Further UPDATE

    I got a postcard in the mail that is denying my request for a postponement because I delayed before.....huh? This is the first time I have ever gotten a summons. WTH?

    I can't miss a month of school, should I get picked, for a murder trial.

    bastards!
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