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I'm scheduled as a standby juror on April 14th. Is there any way for me to get out of it? I'm a student and have class that day.

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Search? https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...archid=2589854 but that requires effort.

Now, if you read the threads, there is one in particular that is interesting...

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I'm scheduled as a standby juror on April 14th. Is there any way for me to get out of it? I'm a student and have class that day.
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You can get two deferments, then they will really make it hard to move the date. Write a letter to the issuing office (Judge) explaining that you are in class, and offer a date or range of dates when you will be available to serve.

If you are a standby, it's likely you won't have to go, just call the night before and many times, you are told not to come. However, if you ask for a deferment, you will definitely be called and have to go for at least one day. Cook County is a one day/one trial jury call system, which means if you are called, you go and spend a day. If you are not selected for a jury, you are done. If you are selected, then you need to serve for that trial.

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You can get two deferments, then they will really make it hard to move the date. Write a letter to the issuing office (Judge) explaining that you are in class, and offer a date or range of dates when you will be available to serve.

If you are a standby, it's likely you won't have to go, just call the night before and many times, you are told not to come. However, if you ask for a deferment, you will definitely be called and have to go for at least one day. Cook County is a one day/one trial jury call system, which means if you are called, you go and spend a day. If you are not selected for a jury, you are done. If you are selected, then you need to serve for that trial.
Will I only have to serve one day(the day I'm called in for) in the worst case? It is the last few weeks of the semester so I need to be in class and can't be out for several days.

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you most likely won't have to do anything at all go in there sit around for a day and go home. If you do have to be on a Jury it'll probably only be for one day. If it is a multiple day thing you will be able to discuss that with them at the time and they will replace you.
everytime I have served on jury duty 1/2 the people there didn't appear to have graduated high school. you could make a huge difference in someone's life by being intelligent and representing as one of their peers. just do it
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if you are a student you should not be called for jury duty
call them up and tell them your situation
worst case scenario they might require some kind of confirmation of yoru student status like a copy of a class schedule or enrollment verification
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I'm also a student and got called to Federal Jury Duty last semester. I filled out all the paperwork then when it asked something like deferrment..it gave a list of options inlcluding one with other and an explanation. I filled that out stating I was a full time student etc.. If you have this option, I'd suggest doing it. If not, call/write to whichever court house summons(d) you.

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