[NABS-L] Question about jury duty selection

Kendra Schaber redwing731 at gmail.com
Wed May 9 01:54:49 UTC 2018




	
		
		
	
		
		Hi all!  I was selected to attend Jury Duty last May. When the date I was suposed to attend jury duty came up, I was promptly dismissed, not because of being blind. Nope!!! They wound up not having any cases that required a jury to attend on the day that I was picked for. I didn’t even have to go to the court room. They dismissed everyone for that day. I haven’t been summined since. From this experience, I’d say that the jury selection is totally randem. If you get the autimatic dismissal like I did, you don’t have to do anything. But make sure that you check in the night before your jury duty date!!! They’ll inform you what’s going on the following day. That’s how I found out about the autimatic dismissal. Just because I got that dismissal, it doesn’t mean that you’ll also get one. You won’t know that until the night before the date of duty. 

		

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On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 6:45 PM -0700, "Ashley Bramlett via NABS-L" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:










hello,

I think you are right, Vejas.
I was not summoned till I was around 30.
I think its random and they do not have knowledge of your disability; my 
notice was also in print as was yours.
I did not end up serving since my number was not called to report for 
possible duty.

I suspect if I was to report for duty though, they might exempt me because I 
cannot see videos and other visual evidence well.
I hope you get to serve though.

Ashley


-----Original Message----- 
From: Vejas Vasiliauskas via NABS-L
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:38 AM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Cc: Vejas Vasiliauskas
Subject: Re: [NABS-L] Question about jury duty selection

Hi Sami,
That was my thread.
I'm 21, and was very surprised about the fact that I hadn't been summoned 
until recently.
I think it is just a random selection based on people who are registered to 
vote.
Also, I don't think the people who summon us to jury duty have any knowledge 
of our disabilities. My jury duty notice only came in print, and as mail 
goes to my house instead of my school, my mom read it to me and gave me the 
relevant information. There is a number that I will be calling if I want 
accommodation... so I really don't think they would know about it unless you 
called. So asking for accommodtion is solely the responsibility of the 
person receiving the notice.
Also keep in mind that, as Jason said in the other thread, you can ask for 
an excuse. You can also have it postponed. It just so happens that my time 
there would be when I had just gotten out of school and before any plans 
I'll have away from home.
Vejas Vasiliauskas
Secretary and Treasurer of the California Association of Blind Students
Phone: 3102653949
Email: alpineimagination at gmail.com

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> On 22 Apr 2018, at 08:22, Sami Osborne via NABS-L  
> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> So I just saw a thread on the NABS list regarding jury duty and 
> accommodations.  That thread has honestly got me wondering, because I'm 20 
> years old and haven't been called yet.  Does anyone know what are the 
> factors in determining who is selected for jury duty? Though I guess being 
> disabled doesn't exempt you from it.
>
> I hope to get an answer to this question soon.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sami
>
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