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This is a discussion on Jury Duty and Nursing School in General Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... I know this question has been asked before but the only dates I see for this question is 2006 and...by bear14 Jul 30, '12I know this question has been asked before but the only dates I see for this question is 2006 and 2003 and I dont know if things have changed since then. So here goes, if you get called for jury duty while in nursing school how do you get out of it since its hard to make up classes and clinicals? Can the school drop you and make you wait to get back into the program? I know they can with medical issues but what about civic issues? I was told to talk to the chair of the program and I left her a message but if anyone else has any other input it would be great. Thanks!
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- Jul 30, '12 by sebig001My case may not be helpful to you, but I have ignored jury duty for up to 3 times; I have ignored them for up to 3 years. After the 3rd time, they warned me and told me if I did not serve I would be charged a fine and sent to jail. After that, I decided to contact the jury service 800 number and they put me in the computer system so they can draw my name from the computerized system to notify me to serve. In 6 months, I got the notification and decided to follow up with their demands... lol. I hope I am making sense. So, what I am basically saying is you can choose to ignore them for a certain period and they will not do anything except warn you to serve.
- Jul 30, '12 by poogMy judge excused me from jury duty. I promised him I would serve but not during school lol!!
- But how did you get the judge to excuse you?
- Jul 31, '12 by HouTxIn most entities (city, county, etc) the summons you receive actually includes a form that provides you with information about exemptions from jury duty and the method to respond. Status as a full-time student is normally one of the legitimate options for being excused from jury duty... along with responsiblity for small kiddos or elderly dependents, age > 65, convicted felon,.... currently insane - LOL. Good luck.
- Mine said to write a letter but I wanted to know if the school should write one too or is it just me?
- Jul 31, '12 by Esme12Depending on where you live the is a website on your summons that you can go on and defer for a year. I believe most will allow you a second year without letters and documents. But it si our civic duty to serve on jury's. I will tell you that for the most part I have been excused everytime I have been summoned because I was a nurse.
Check your summons.
- I know its my civic duty but my fear is being disqualified from the program because of having to miss class, lab, and clinicals for this. I know other people had to be disqualified because of illness and missing classes and had to wait up to a year to get back in and I am afraid of that happening.
- Jul 31, '12 by caliotter3Chances are low that this will be a problem for you. If chosen for a jury panel, I am almost certain that your explanation of your circumstances would get you excused. Worry about this when you get the summons, until then, focus on your other concerns. Good luck in school.
- Jul 31, '12 by classicdameYour jury notice should indicate whom to contact to see if you are eligible for exemption. If you are not eligible, then you have a legal obligation to attend and your school is legally obligated to allow you. Ask the people who really know - the ones at the courthouse.