United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

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For what reasons can I request to be excused from jury duty?

You may request to be excused from jury duty, either temporarily or permanently, if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Over 70 years of age
  • Chronic physical problem (deafness, blindness, wheelchair bound, etc.)
  • Already served on federal jury within last 2 years
  • Volunteer emergency worker
  • Having custody of, and actively caring for, mentally or physically disabled person(s)
  • Physician, dentist, RN, or pharmacist who is the only professional in the geographical area
  • Sole proprietor of a business
  • Student
  • Actively caring for terminally ill parent(s)

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