Jury Summons!!!

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janetlee
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   Posted 6/12/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to go appear for a jury summons on 6/28. I can't sit on a freakin' jury! I'd be climbing walls! shocked
Do you think the doctor will give me a letter of excusal? confused
janet
 


stkitt
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   Posted 6/12/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
JL,

In our state they let me postpone my jury duty once however I had to show up 6 months later. I was like you and so sure I would be a basket case. I was so anxious leading up to the date but when it arrived I went and actually ended up on a case that lasted 2 weeks. It turned out to be a truly good thing for me and for two weeks I felt a purpose and needed. The other members on the jury were very nice and the case was interesting.

My Pdoc felt it was ok not to go the first time I was called as I was pretty bad off but 6 months later she felt I needed to try and go and no letter was offered.

I know exactly how you are feeling right now.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt

Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/12/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
see if they hv same in yr state
i know here in ontario we hv to hv docs excusal and i believe a pdoc as well n then its still not a def way to get out of it
good luck
n tk care you
huggs lyn
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vestabula
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   Posted 6/13/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I was summoned for Grand Jury Duty three years ago.  I was all set to go before the Judge excusing people for medical problems etc...got into chambers and he was one of my husbands fishing buddies.  I was too embarrassed to tell him about my RLS(can't sit very long without having to shake my legs) Fibro and anxiety issues.  How stupid.  Anyway...it was a three month stint, three times a week and I did it!  I think the anticipatory anxiety got to me, and even though all the cases were real yawners I got through it and received a nice check for $700 when it was all over. (won't ever do it again, though...LOL!)  No one that wanted to be excused because of medical issues was asked to bring a doctors statement, but it might be different in every county/state.
 
Donna
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
how ya doin hun..jl..
thinking bout ya
huggs

lyn

janetlee
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   Posted 6/13/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm still planning on asking for a doctor's excuse, but if I can't get one, I'll just deal with it from there.
In my personal belief, I could not in good conscience sit in judgment of someone in a criminal case. That is my personal religious belief. In a civil case, maybe.
Between my anxiety, needing to help my mom, sleep apnea (so hard to get up early and am tired and sleepy all day), IBS, and such, I would find it extremely difficult sitting all day for who knows how long, anyways! So we'll see!
Thanks for checking on me Lyn!
You're a dear! How are YOU? :)
hugs,
jl
 


stkitt
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   Posted 6/13/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
JL,

I agree with you as far as sticking to your beliefs. I am sure your Doctor will give you a letter of excuse due to your physical issues. I truly understand your concerns.

Take care my friend.

Kitt

paniccu
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   Posted 6/14/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I got a jury summons recently too! My kids are too young to be on their own and I don't have alternate childcare so I wrote a letter asking to be excused. The summons says if you don't hear back you are excused so hopefully I am. To be honest  It's in about a week. I was more scared about getting to jury duty then doing it. I think it would be fun to be on a jury, but I do not take the thruway anymore because I get panic attacks on them. I would have had to somehow drive somewhere that has better bus service than my small town and work around a bus schedule and find childcare for my kids.
 
Are you your mother's sole caregiver? If so you could just write a letter explaining that. I am sure you could get a note from your doctor though if you are currently in treatment. I'd thought about going that route too, but I haven't been to a psychologist or Psychiatrist in over 10 years. My primary doc knows I have anxiety, but he doesn't know about the thruway driving. I would feel weird asking him for a note.  When I get called after my kids are older I will try to think of it as an adventure. I think I'm going to plan my travel route soon so I can get used to the idea and not feel so scared about it. I hope everything works out the way you want it to. Worst case scenario you might have to go in for a day. Often people are dismissed the first day or aren't even called to come in if they have a high number. Good luck!

janetlee
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   Posted 6/18/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Well, I had no problem getting a doctor's note from the clinic. I just called the nurse, told her that my ex-doctor (I have an ARNP now that only comes in to the clinic one day a month!) had told me that if I ever got a summons she would give me a letter. The nurse wrote the letter and got one of the docs on staff to sign it. I picked it up and sent it to the court clerk and I'm excused! YAY! And if I have to do this again and again, so be it! yeah

Thanks for eveyone's support!

jl


 


stkitt
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   Posted 6/18/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
JL,

I am glad you got that off your plate and I am sure you must feel much better now. I remember how scared I was with the first summons and was allowed to wait for 6 months on a medical dx but the next time I did go.

Hope you are doing well and hello to your Mom.

Hugs,

Kitt

janetlee
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   Posted 6/18/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,
My mom seemed more concerned about me going to court than I was! She seems to need me around as if I were a security blanket AND she was worried I'd get sick with the anxiety relapsing. I'm always concerned about that myself!Anyway, thanks for the kind words and I hope you are doing well. I know that each day is a challenge for you.
Lately, I've felt some anxy stirrings, but I keep on ignoring them as best I can. I try to always remember that they're going to be part of my life to one degree or the other and if I dwell on them, it'll just be worse. I think this hot weather is affecting me too.
Love ya!
janetlee
 

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