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Not many of us realize but we live in two jurisdictions when it comes to jury duty. Most of the chatter I see here refers to local courts (state or county) but Federal courts can also summon residents for jury duty. And even if you live in a SnB that can mean a long drive since Federal District Courts are not in every county.

 

Has anyone had to deal with a jury duty summons from a Federal court and how did that work out?

 

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When we were full timing with a Livingston address I received a letter from Federal Circuit Court telling me I was in a juror pool, and asking me to complete a lengthy juror profile. I sent it in, and several months later received a request for further profile info. After submitting the second profile info I never heard from them again.

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Just remember that if in fact you end up getting called for federal court there no getting put of it unless you are ill or death in family and that will require Dr certification. That's the point of all the info you need to provide them! It also unsualky lasts 30 days.

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Has anyone had to deal with a jury duty summons from a Federal court and how did that work out?

The only federal jury summons that I have ever received was one from the US District Court in Cheyenne, WY just after we moved to Texas. I contacted them and they removed me from the pool. Such summons are pretty rare but could be more difficult to deal with.

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I got a summons for the Federal District Court in Spokane while we were staying in Benson.

 

The letter caught up with us fairly late and I called the court. They were pretty nice about it. Told them I would be back in eastern Washington in a couple of months. They said fine...I would go back on the list at that time.

 

That was well over two years ago and I have not heard from them since. I was willing to serve since my wife likes Spokane and they put you up in a downtown motel!!

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I got called from them for jury duty while we lived in our S&B in Klamath Falls, OR. Had to drive to Medford, OR (70 miles) for one trial. It got settled while we all waited several hours then was told we wouldn't be called again, that we had done our duty.

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