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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.1004. Scheduling accommodations for jurors

(a) Accommodations for all jurors

The jury commissioner should accommodate a prospective juror's schedule by granting a prospective juror's request for a one-time deferral of jury service. If the request for a deferral is made under penalty of perjury in writing or through the court's established electronic means, and in accordance with the court's local procedure, the jury commissioner should not require the prospective juror to appear at court to make the request in person.

(b) Scheduling accommodations for peace officers

If a prospective juror is a peace officer, as defined by Penal Code section 830.5, the jury commissioner must make scheduling accommodations on application of the peace officer stating the reason a scheduling accommodation is necessary. The jury commissioner must establish procedures for the form and timing of the application. If the request for special accommodations is made under penalty of perjury in writing or through the court's established electronic means, and in accordance with the court's local procedure, the jury commissioner must not require the prospective juror to appear at court to make the request in person.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 2.1004 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 858 effective January 1, 2005.

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