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Request to be Excused

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 Telephone
For general jury information call 503.846.8888 Option #3, 6, 1

For daily jury information call 503.846.8888 Option #3, 6, 2

Jury Coordinator: 503.846.8888 Ext. 55005 (M-F 1-5pm)

 Email
WSH.Jury.Administration@ojd.state.or.us

 Address 

Jury Assembly Room B8 or 112C
Washington County Circuit Court
145 NE 2nd Ave.
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
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Request to be Excused

The Court may excuse you, for example, 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, for example, 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, for example:

  • 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 cases in which you are not excused, we may likely defer your term of service to a date not more than one year from your original summons.

Submit Your Request to the Jury Coordinator

Mail:
Jury Coordinator
Washington County Courthouse
145 NE 2nd Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.