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Why can't I be excused if my employer does not pay for jury service?

Financial Hardship requests are strictly scrutinized. The fact that your employer does not pay for jury service is not sufficient grounds for excuse. You must be able to demonstrate how service as a juror will cause you EXTREME hardship. Section C must be completed, and Section G must be signed and dated. Failure to complete Section C in its entirety will cause you to be automatically qualified for jury service.

California Rules of Court Rule 2.1002 required that all courts in California implement a “One Trial” term of service. As such, stricter rules for excuse (Rule 2.1008) were implemented which require you to demonstrate an extreme hardship. Today, the fact that your employer does not pay you for jury duty does not qualify you to be excused. If serving jury duty would pose an extreme financial hardship, or you have a physical or mental disability or impairment that would prevent you from serving, you may request to be excused by completing Sections A, C, D, & G of your summons (for financial excuses).

You may also request a financial hardship excuse online by going to the jury website and selecting My Jury Duty Portal. Select the MyInfo tab and complete the requested information. If you have not registered for service, also select the My Summons tab, and then select the Excuse tab.

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