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Hi everyone. I wasn't sure if this was the place to post. I recieved my first jury duty summons yesterday, and I am still nursing my 14 month old daughter. She drinks no other milk or juice (some water). I don't know if this is a good enough reason (by their standards, not mine) to not go to j.d. I need advice on what to say on the little "hardship" box. I am also a full time student, if that matters. I stay home and watch my daughter when Dh is at school, too, so I would have to pump (I usually get nothing), give whole milk, too, which she wouldn't drink (I have tried), and hire a babysitter. I think this would be waaaaay to many changes in one day, just so I can be on a jury and get paid 10 dollars for the whole day. Any help? Please, this is in just 3 weeks! -Sarah
 

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I'm not sure what the case is in PA, but in TX, you're exempt if you're a full time student or if you are the primary caregiver for a child under 10. I'm sure you can get out of it.<br><br>
peace, Beth
 

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Here's NY's website for jurors:<br><br><a href="http://www.nyjuror.com/" target="_blank">http://www.nyjuror.com/</a><br><br>
On the FAQ page it says you can apply for a postponement and it will be granted automatically if it's your first request for a postponement.<br><br>
Go here: <a href="http://www.nyjuror.com/county-information.html" target="_blank">http://www.nyjuror.com/county-information.html</a> to select your county and get information on how to contact your local commissioner of jurors to request the postponement.<br><br>
Not that you want to serve right now anyway, but it's $40 a day rather than $10....<br><br>
HTH! I think you'll be OK.<br><br>
ETA: are you in NYC or Philly? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
Here's what I've found for Philly:<br><br><a href="http://courts.phila.gov/juryservice/" target="_blank">http://courts.phila.gov/juryservice/</a><br><br>
I would put on the form that you're breastfeeding and cannot be separated from your baby. They don't need to know that she's 14 months old.<br><br>
Even if you do get called with the form you can always call for a postponement.<br><br>
It will all be OK!
 

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You need to find out the exemptions in your state. They are all different. There should be a number for you to call with questions. THey were very helpful with me and told me exactly what I needed to do. Good luck.
 

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I just got out of jury duty in Montgomery County, PA! I called the number on the summons, and told the woman that I have an infant that I am bfeeding. She told me to write a letter stating that I am the primary caregiver for a bfeeding infant, and a few weeks later I got a postcard stating that I was excused!
 

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Oh I just remembered something! I was called in for jury duty when Benjamin was only about 2 months old. I wrote down that I couldnt sit and I THOUGHT I could this fall <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> Its fall now and they will be calling me! My boy is 15 months today, breast feeds about 8-10 times a day, no milk, juice etc... He is very small for his age (29.5" 19lbs 12oz) and doesnt eat well. Im afraid because he doesnt eat well AND cant nurse then. Hes NEVER been away from me, hes never fallen asleep without me. Oh, Im just sick thinking about it!<br><br>
What prompted me to write this is the one lady said you can get out of your first request... this would be my second! They will want to know when I can do it. Goodness, I thought Id be ready now back when he was only a few months old but now I dont even want to guess! Id prefer three years old!!!<br><br>
Guess Ill look to see what my state has to say.. Ugg, thanks for reminding me here, I want/need to tackle this before the time arrives!
 

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Trisha, first, don't stress until they call you! Also, do you have a supportive ped who would write you a doctor's note?
 
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