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September 1st, 2011, 07:02 AM
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I got called in for Jury Duty October 3rd. My first response was "I am going to be 32 weeks pregnant - I can try to get out of it". Then the rational side of me decided to go. In our county they will just postpone it anyway and I would rather spend time in a court house with Scarlett in my belly than in their daycare center.

Did you even know they have free daycare for people during jury duty? Things have changed a lot in 15 years!
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September 1st, 2011, 07:19 AM
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Wow. I hope you don't get chosen. That wouldn't be fun at all.
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September 1st, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Missy I have always wanted to do jury duty and never been called on yet DH did it last year and was not chosen!
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September 1st, 2011, 08:03 AM
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I got called when I was PG with DD and filled out the card to postpone it, I have not been called back yet
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September 1st, 2011, 08:11 AM
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Missy I have always wanted to do jury duty and never been called on yet DH did it last year and was not chosen!
I actually think it would be kind of cool to serve on a jury. I don't know how they would handle me having to pee every half hour though!

I think I have a levelheaded mind to make the right decision - especially since I would not be emotionally involved with it.
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September 1st, 2011, 09:30 AM
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I have jury duty in November. Last time I didn't have to participate, I hope I don't this time. I don't know how it works =, legally, with work. Do I have to take vacation? I have no idea.
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September 1st, 2011, 09:43 AM
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I've been called twice but both times I had recently moved to a different state (for NV when I was in Idaho for school, and for ID shortly after we'd moved to CO).

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September 1st, 2011, 10:53 AM
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I did jury duty when I was about 15 weeks pregnant with CJ. Even go at murder case!
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September 1st, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Im 40 and have not been called yet either! But I would hate to do it now......it would be a nice excuse for me to be alone AFTER the baby is born, lol.....
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September 1st, 2011, 12:31 PM
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Funny how the system works. I am 26 and have been called for jury duty THREE times in my adult life. The first was petite jury (aka: a month's worth of calling every day to see if my "color" was called. I never had to actually decide anything for any case because the one I was on got dismissed). My second I "got out of" because I lived outside the country (when I lived in Canada). The third one was grand jury and I was not selected because it was a drug-related case and I am a drug counselor by trade. They pulled the "no go" card on me

And I have heard of people who are 40-50 and have NEVER gotten jury duty! I don't mind it, as long as it fits into my schedule. So far, it has not been hard to work out.

Funny enough, I was scheduled for a court date (speeding ticket ) on October 4th! Lol. I asked to have it postponed til December and they were fine with it. There is apparently such a thing as "maternity leave" in court too.
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September 1st, 2011, 03:54 PM
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I have never been called. But I don't know of many military that get called... I would have to ask around. We move alot. Let us know how it goes.
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September 1st, 2011, 05:37 PM
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I would do it before she is born if you can,

Around here they don't even pay you enough for a few hours for childcare.
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September 1st, 2011, 06:46 PM
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I am 42 and was called once about 10 years ago. At the time I was a single mom with the soul income of the house resting on me. So I wrote them a letter and they excused me.

Courtney - your employer has to let you have the time off with no negative consequences.

Taken from a court website: Tell your employer about your jury service date. If you work full time, your employer must pay your regular wages for the first five days of jury service.
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September 1st, 2011, 08:35 PM
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I've never been called for jury duty in my 37 years, but my daughter got called within two months of turning 18 last year. I just had to laugh, because she always takes after my husband and he's been called at least once every couple of years since he turned 18.
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