Who can be excused for jury service?

Statutory Exemptions
You may choose to request to be excused from Jury service if:

  • You are 70 years of age or older
  • You have legal custody of a child or children younger than 12 years of age and service on the jury would require leaving the child or children without adequate supervision
  • You are a student at a public or private high school
  • You are enrolled in and attend college
  • You are an officer or an employee of the senate, the house of representative, or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch government
  • You are the primary caretaker of a person is an invalid unable to care for himself or herself (This exemption does not apply to health care workers.); and
  • You have served as a juror in the county during the 24-month period prior to the date you are required to appear for this summons. You are not required to claim an exemption. It is your choice.
  • Business reasons are NOT lawful excuses.

If you fall into one of the above categories and you wish to be excused from jury service, you will need to complete and sign the bottom portion of your Jury Summons and mail or fax it promptly to the Court. If you qualify for an exemption and want to serve as a juror, you may appear for jury duty and not claim an exemption.

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1. Why is Jury Service important?
2. What is my duty as a Juror?
3. How was I selected?
4. Must my employer pay me while I am on Jury Duty?
5. Who Can Have A Jury Trial?
6. Are There Rules about Jury Conduct?
7. What do I do if I am no longer a resident of Anna?
8. What Happens if a Prospective Juror Fails to Comply with the Jury Summons?
9. Am I eligible to be a Juror?
10. Who can be excused for jury service?
11. Can Jury Service Be Rescheduled?
12. Who do I need to contact if I have other questions?