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How can someone obtain a jury duty excuse form?

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Individuals can obtain jury duty excuse forms online. All requests for excusal must be submitted at least 5 days prior to the actual day of duty, notes the Superior Court of California.

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Jury duty is considered a responsibility of every citizen and can therefore not be ignored. However, excusal from the duty may be granted if the individual is faced with undue hardship or extreme inconvenience, according to United States Courts.

Examples that may merit an excusal include pregnancy, law enforcement duty, living a great distance away from the court or having a medical condition that may not allow for service. While individuals are allowed to send letters of excusal to the courts, online forms are convenient. To submit an excusal request do the following.

  1. Navigate to the court website
  2. Each court has a website that contains important information about its operations. Use a search engine to find the appropriate court.

  3. Browse for the excusal form
  4. On the particular website, browse to find the excusal form. Use the search option on the particular website for faster results.

  5. Fill in the form
  6. Be sure to enter all information on the form accurately. Submit the form and wait for feedback.

  7. Receive feedback
  8. In most cases, the courts will not send any notification when the excusal form is approved. When denied, individuals usually receive a notification to attend jury service as planned.

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