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Request to be Excused

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Jury Coordinator: 503.655.8397


Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 7:30am to 4:30pm


Ralph M. Holman Law Center Jury Assembly Room (2nd Floor)
821 Main Street, Room 12 Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Note: the Jury Assembly Room is not located in the Courthouse.

Request to be Excused

The Court may excuse you if:

  • Jury service causes you, your family, or your employer undue hardship or extreme inconvenience; or
  • You are the sole caregiver for a child or other dependent, you attend personally to the dependent during the court’s normal hours of operation, and you are unable to afford daycare or make other arrangements for the care of the dependent.

The Court must excuse you if:

  • You are 70 years or older, and ask to be excused, the Court must excuse you from jury service. If you want to serve as a juror, you may serve.
  • If you are a woman breast-feeding a child, and ask to be excused, the court must excuse you from jury service. If you want to serve as a juror, you may serve.

Other reasons you may be excused or deferred:

  • In addition, if you have served on jury duty in a state or federal court in Oregon within the last 24 months, reply by marking the appropriate box on the enclosed postcard and you will be excused.
  • If you have a medical condition and document this with a written statement from your doctor, your request to be excused will be granted.
  • If you are a full-time student, you may request to be deferred to a time when you are not attending school.

How to Make the Request

All requests to be excused must be in writing explaining the nature of the condition, undue hardship, or extreme inconvenience that requires you to be excused. In most cases you will not be excused, but we may defer your term of service to a date not more than one year from your original summons.

Submit Your Request Via Regular Mail, Fax, or E-mail

Jury Coordinator
Clackamas Circuit Court
807 Main Street
Oregon City, OR 97045.
Fax: 503.650.8931 
Notification of Court’s Decision
The Court will not contact you if your request to be excused is granted. You will be contacted if your request is denied.