§962. Qualifications; excuse from service

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/04/025/00962
Published: 2015

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Title

04

:
Judiciary






Chapter

025

:
JURY COMMISSION











 

§

962. Qualifications; excuse from service

(a) A person

shall be qualified for jury service if the person:

(1) is a citizen

of the United States who has attained the age of majority;

(2) resides

within the geographical jurisdiction of the court in which called to serve;

(3) is able to

read, write, understand, and speak the English language;

(4) is capable,

by reason of mental or physical condition, to render satisfactory jury service;

and

(5) has not

served a term of imprisonment in this state after conviction of a felony.

(b) No person

shall be automatically excused from jury service; however, the presiding judge

may excuse a person for all or part of the two-year period upon individual

request showing undue hardship on the prospective juror or the employer. (Added

1993, No. 24, § 1, eff. March 1, 1994.)
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