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#148710 28-Jun-2014 13:49
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I received a summons for jury.  

My reason for not doing it was that I am a self employed IT contractor currently required on a 24x7 on-call basis according to the terms of my contract and that I have no backup staff. 

This is serious, because my current contract could be in jeopardy if I cannot meet the terms and conditions of the contract. 


But, they rejected my reasons. 

This is very bad for me. 

Sure, if i was in a cushy full-time job I'd not mind it. But, this is a disaster for my employement as I'm also in a highly specialised area where there has only been one other job advertised in the last year.   So, it is a case, do jury service, and maybe lose my job, or just don't turn up and get thrown in prison. 

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  #1076323 29-Jun-2014 00:00
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The original poster still has the formal option of appealing to the Judge who the jury would be working with. I'd suggest obtaining a letter from your client specifically addressed to the court about the present situation ( not a form letter ), and the OP should also provide a brief explanation why continuous availability is essential, and perhaps how you usually cover similar situations, eg holidays etc., and why that option is not feasible.

Also, with regard to random selection, the problem is that some electorate catchments are used by several courts, and may also have accumulated a large number of exempted voters ( eg lots of criminals or previous jurors ), and thus any eligible registered voters have a greater chance of being called.

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