When Jury Duty Calls -- right during Beast

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  1. RLTW

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    DS just got notified that he must serve jury duty on the county court system the first week of August.

    Obviously, that's not an acceptable schedule given he'll be in Beast Barracks.

    We are required to provide a letter from his employer stating that service at this time would be an undue hardship. To be sure, he has no problem with jury duty, but not giving up his appointment to do it. I don't know if this falls into active duty or what to make of it in terms of the significance of his attendance to USMA.

    My guess is someone has worked this issue before but I could not find anything on it so I thought I would ask what type of documentation he should request from USMA (or the Army or whomever) regarding this conflict. He has already started to get in touch with his Admissions Officer but I thought I'd ask this community as well.

    Ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    RLTW
     
  2. bjkuds

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    I believe his letter of appointment should be sufficient...at least in our county even a college admissions letter is sufficient if the school is not local.
     
  3. SaltLife

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    Nah just school in general will get your son exempt because my brother was exempt and all he did was send in a letter saying he was going to have classes that day so he couldnt attend. This is really nothing to worry about.
     
  4. RLTW

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    Super, we'll go with that.
    Thanks much!
    RLTW

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  5. mmb5

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    Not so fast... maybe.
    Jury duty is a city-by-city or county-by-county deal, so only the clerk of the court at your county can tell you what they will need to see. The letter of appointment should do it just about anywhere; some places may take just a phone call.
     

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