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Title 4 : Judiciary

Chapter 025 : Jury Commission

(Cite as: 4 V.S.A. § 962)
  • § 962. Qualifications; excuse from service

    (a) A person shall be qualified for jury service if the person:

    (1) is a citizen of the United States who has attained the age of majority;

    (2) resides within the geographical jurisdiction of the court in which called to serve;

    (3) is able to read, write, understand, and speak the English language;

    (4) is capable, by reason of mental or physical condition, to render satisfactory jury service; and

    (5) has not served a term of imprisonment in this State after conviction of a felony.

    (b) No person shall be automatically excused from jury service; however, the presiding judge may excuse a person for all or part of the two-year period upon individual request showing undue hardship on the prospective juror or the employer. (Added 1993, No. 24, § 1, eff. March 1, 1994.)