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Why should I do Jury Duty??

Anonymous
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I've been called into Jury Duty, I've already delayed it once..I cannot delay it again. My employer will not pay me for time away on jury duty (in my state they are not required).

I can not afford to miss work!  Why should I do this if it will put my family behind financially!!

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Call the court and explain whats going on

Kodysmommy928
by Platinum Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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They are not going to make you if it will financially ruin you.

bluesky51201
by Platinum Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Because its the law. I thought the state paid you for jury duty, they do it here if your employer won't pay.
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b.futlz
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM
I believe you are right

Quoting bluesky51201:

Because its the law. I thought the state paid you for jury duty, they do it here if hour employer won't pay.
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andreahm
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Because if you dont then youll go to jail chickie. When youre called for jury duty you gotta go.

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MsRkg
by Gold Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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1) because it's your civic duty.

2) You will be compensated for your time by the state, if your employer will not cover it. Even showing up for one day and not even being selected to serve on a jury will get you a compensation check.

MichelleJ1000
by Silver Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM
Write a letter to the court explaining the financial hardship.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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in the state of Illinois, jury duty pay is about $17/day.  you can't even park in the city (there's a courthouse smack in the loop) for under $20.  it's always nice to be upside down at the end of a day of waiting for your number to be called!

they've sent me three notices in the last two years that I've completely ignored.  once they get my name right on the papers I'm happy to show up, but I'll be damned if I'm going down there with ID that has a different last name on it than the jury notice.  I did that once, it was a waste of time because they couldn't verify that it was me so it didn't count.

Quoting bluesky51201:

Because its the law. I thought the state paid you for jury duty, they do it here if your employer won't pay.


BeAmour
by Tonya on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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 Because it's your "civic duty".

Aamy
by Ruby Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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They do bit it is FAR from a full days lay. My dh got like $50 for 5 days of jury duty.

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Because its the law. I thought the state paid you for jury duty, they do it here if your employer won't pay.
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