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jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

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bellarina
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jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

They always know when it is the absolute worst time for me and then send me a summons! Chat Icon I postponed it 2x (the first b/c I was hospitalized when I was preggo and the 2nd b/c they summoned me on the day I was to be induced!) I just received one in the mail today for the last week of Aug. (I go back to work the folloing week). I just know I am going to be picked! Since I am not working until school begins, and childcare is sort of an issue, can I be exempt b/c of this? Someone told me on my questionaire I can write in child care issues and they will let me go.

TIA!

PS- the reason that this is a bad time for me is that I have to get my classroom ready and that my students are scheduled to drop off supplies that week and to meet me.

PPS- and I don't want to sound like I am a bad citizen- I wouldn't mind serving but COME ON!

Message edited 8/4/2006 1:54:50 PM.

Posted 8/4/06 1:51 PM
 
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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

You can right in to them- but it dosent mean they will approve it-

Its worth a shot!

Posted 8/4/06 1:52 PM
 

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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

You can be excused from jury duty completely. If you write on the summons that you have an X old child and provide them with a copy of the baby's birth certificate, wala no jury duty for 4 years.



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Posted 8/4/06 1:53 PM
 

bellarina
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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

Posted by pooh12

You can be excused from jury duty completely. If you write on the summons that you have an X old child and provide them with a copy of the baby's birth certificate, wala no jury duty for 4 years.




Really? Where did you find this out???

Posted 8/4/06 1:55 PM
 

MelToddJulia
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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

I got one a few months ago, and I typed a letter saying I have a baby and I BF her and I have no one to watch her. They excused me, with out any problems.

Posted 8/4/06 1:59 PM
 

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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

Posted by MelTodd604

I got one a few months ago, and I typed a letter saying I have a baby and I BF her and I have no one to watch her. They excused me, with out any problems.



Yeah, but I postponed it 2x already! I feel like a deliquent Chat Icon

Posted 8/4/06 2:05 PM
 

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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

Posted by kelly4

Posted by pooh12

You can be excused from jury duty completely. If you write on the summons that you have an X old child and provide them with a copy of the baby's birth certificate, wala no jury duty for 4 years.




Really? Where did you find this out???



I actually did it. I got called when she was 2 months old and I called them and they told me what i needed to do to be excused. I dont think the 2 postponments would be a problem.

Posted 8/4/06 2:14 PM
 

kimmie
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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

I postponed 2xs too then I got another and wrote I was BF and had childcare issues and sent a copy of her birth certificate and havent heard since they said they would write back only if it was a problem..

Posted 8/4/06 9:11 PM
 

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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

They did the same to me. I was called in Sept to server just as I was returning from maternity leave. Luckily my number was never called so I never had to go in. Just pray for a high number.

Posted 8/4/06 9:28 PM
 

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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

I got a summons at the very end of my 8th month of pregnancy, but because I had a high number, I risked it and didn't postpone. I never got called, but I figured if I did, I'd basically have a pretty good excuse for not being able to sit on a jury!
Lora, did you get the letter telling you to call in? If so, what's your number?

Posted 8/4/06 11:07 PM
 

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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

I got one when he was first born. Right on mine it said if you have a child under 16 write a letter and a copy of birth certificate. You can get out of it every timeChat Icon

Posted 8/5/06 2:37 AM
 

bellarina
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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

Posted by prncssrachel

I got a summons at the very end of my 8th month of pregnancy, but because I had a high number, I risked it and didn't postpone. I never got called, but I figured if I did, I'd basically have a pretty good excuse for not being able to sit on a jury!
Lora, did you get the letter telling you to call in? If so, what's your number?



Rachel, yes, it is the letter that you have to call in. My number is 216! So I just know I'll be called!

I am going to try the BF and child care letter. Please keep your fingers crossed!

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Posted 8/5/06 8:27 AM
 

BaroqueMama
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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

yeah, you'd definitely get called. Try the letter, I'm sure it'll work!

Posted 8/5/06 8:34 AM
 

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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

I got the call-in jury duty summons last summer and there was a part on the back that detailed two excuses - one for child care and one for care for medical reasons. I sent in my letter detailing that I was the sole-provider while my DH works and sent in a copy of his birth certificate. I sent it certified mail, return receipt requested. I know they got it.

Wouldn't you know how surprised I was when 3 months later I got another call to duty (not even callin, but already selected for jury duty) because I was a deliquent juror (meaning I never responded to my first summons, but I did). I was furiuos and called and the woman said they had no record of me and no paper work that I sent in (which was BULL because I had the return receipt saying they got it!!!).

IN any case, the lady was nice and asked me to send it all back in (thankfullyu I made copies too) and I called two days later and she said she had gotten it and I was given 2 years off from being summoned.

So, make copies of everything you send and send it so that you get a receipt of them receiving it!!

Posted 8/5/06 9:27 AM
 

bellarina
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Re: jury duty- they must be psychic! vent and QUESTION!

thanks! I am going to write the letter. Now, how should I word it? Is this ok?


To Whom It May Concern:

I have recently received a jury summons (juror index 521588705) for the date of August 28, 2006. I am requesting a postponement since I am currently nursing my 5 month old daughter and the sole provider of childcare. I have enclosed a copy of my daughter’s birth certificate for you.

I appreciate your attention to this matter. If I can be of further assistance, you may contact me at the above address.

Sincerely,
Lora


Message edited 8/5/2006 10:13:55 AM.

Posted 8/5/06 10:10 AM
 
 

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