Jury Duty!?!?

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Jury Duty!?!?
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Sat, 10-13-2012 - 7:02pm

I'm on call for jury duty for the month of November!  Who puts a pregnant woman on jury duty!

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Registered: 01-15-2008
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Sat, 10-13-2012 - 8:28pm
I think most states will let you out of it based on the grounds of being pregnant. That's how I got out of it this year. I also was called up this summer. In Florida, you can get out of it if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or the primary care giver for your child/children. You can probably look up the laws online somewhere for your state. Hopefully you won't have to deal with that hassle.
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Registered: 09-22-2001
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Sun, 10-14-2012 - 12:05pm
You'll get out easily, I'm sure! I never get called up - but my husband is a lawyer and I have to own up to stuff like that. I'm pretty sure the jury pool just skips me!

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Registered: 03-06-2012
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Sun, 10-14-2012 - 4:25pm

Is it weird that I have always wanted to get jury duty?? lol I wonder if I will think that whenever I actually do get called.

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Registered: 12-18-2007
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Mon, 10-15-2012 - 7:06pm

I emailed the clerk and got a 6 month deferment.  If I'm still breastfeeding she'll give me another deferment then.  I really expected it to be harder to work out.