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Do your jury duty.

Manhattan Criminal Court:
The boring introductory speech takes about 45 minutes, and should begin relatively on time. Therefore, coming 45 minutes late is no big deal.

If you have a deferment, don't waster your time at the criminal court. Go straight to 60 Centre Street room 139. The line can get busy, so try to come at a good time.
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #255 on: December 20, 2016, 01:15:43 PM »
Is it really over your normal pay? I would do jury duty any day - not like any one's docking my pay
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #256 on: December 21, 2016, 12:50:21 AM »
Lol. I guess you have time on your hands and you believe in doing your civic duties.
I've never been, but am curious to be on a jury. Sounds like fun.

And, being that i"m on a set annual salary, I dont think I loose any pay if I need to take off to serve.

" It is an illegal penalty to force an employee to charge jury duty absence against vacation, personal or sick time."

Source: http://www.nyjuror.gov/pdfs/hb_ee.pdf

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #257 on: December 21, 2016, 12:58:14 AM »
Sounds like fun.
Not quite. It's a serious responsibility

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #258 on: December 21, 2016, 07:33:23 AM »
I was discussing jury duty with someone on Shabbos and he tells me "Well they give you 40 bucks..."
As someone explained to me, the parking costs more than $40

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #259 on: December 21, 2016, 12:11:03 PM »
Not quite. It's a serious responsibility
my job is also a serious responsibility, but I still enjoy it for the most part.
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #260 on: December 21, 2016, 12:38:44 PM »
my job is also a serious responsibility, but I still enjoy it for the most part.
I meant possibly sending an innocent man away for years or vv.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #261 on: December 21, 2016, 01:02:19 PM »
I meant possibly sending an innocent man away for years or vv.

Both can be true - that's what I was torn up about. I was enjoying the experience, but didn't want to be saddled with the actual verdict in the end.
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #262 on: December 21, 2016, 01:30:38 PM »
I see this thread was started in 2012.
Based on this and similar threads, some insist that if you ignore a "delinquent notice" letter they send you its ok, as its not certified.
Others say you can not ignore the letters.
Four years later, can anyone say they have successfully ignored the letters?
(or are they locked up now with no access to ddf)
I know of people who have ignored them for decades without ill effect.

I also know of people who had a sheriff show up at their door and escort them to the courthouse to serve jury duty.

So, like many things on this forum, YMMV.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #263 on: December 21, 2016, 01:55:23 PM »

I also know of people who had a sheriff show up at their door and escort them to the courthouse to serve jury duty.


That's the only repercussion? I'll take my chances

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #264 on: December 21, 2016, 01:59:19 PM »
Check upthread. Someone reported something else as well.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #265 on: December 21, 2016, 08:32:40 PM »
Hey guys - i got a second jury duty notice to supreme court ... i postponed twice and the first time i actually was summoned i was absent... How bad is it if i dont show up to my second summons? i will actually not even be there becuase ill be out of the state for training anyone have experience with what happens next.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #266 on: January 15, 2017, 10:43:15 AM »
If I send them a paystub and a breakdown of monthly expenses. Will that be enough to show financial hardship ?

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #267 on: January 15, 2017, 04:37:27 PM »
I've never been, but am curious to be on a jury. Sounds like fun.

And, being that i"m on a set annual salary, I dont think I loose any pay if I need to take off to serve.

" It is an illegal penalty to force an employee to charge jury duty absence against vacation, personal or sick time."

Source: http://www.nyjuror.gov/pdfs/hb_ee.pdf
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #268 on: January 15, 2017, 04:52:17 PM »
If I send them a paystub and a breakdown of monthly expenses. Will that be enough to show financial hardship ?
I don't think there are set rules about what qualifies as financial hardship, but documentation like that should help
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #269 on: January 21, 2017, 07:22:53 PM »
If I send them a paystub and a breakdown of monthly expenses. Will that be enough to show financial hardship ?