Jury Duty While Pregnant

Just over a year ago, I got a juror summons when I had a wee nursling. I wrote about how I looked forward to the service as a “day off” from the intense work of mothering. Lunch break, readers. Lunch break! Alone!! Alas, I was not called to appear in court.

Yesterday, I got . . . → Read More: Jury Duty While Pregnant

Jury Duty: Deferral versus Excused

Ever since I started posting about jury duty, I’ve been getting lots of questions about deferrals, getting outright excused, and the difference between those terms. So, for Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County specifically, here is what we know.

Jurors will receive a summons in the mail. The summons will include a questionnaire that needs to . . . → Read More: Jury Duty: Deferral versus Excused

Jury Duty Wrap-Up

If you’ve been following along, you know I was summoned to jury duty and I was super excited about the prospect of spending one day alone in a chair with a book. And eating lunch for 90 minutes! By myself.

I will say, as the day grew closer, I became less excited and a . . . → Read More: Jury Duty Wrap-Up

Jury Duty: Exemption For Nursing Moms?

After I wrote about my jury duty summons last week, we saw a lot of comments on our Facebook page from moms with the opposite emotion regarding their summons. One commenter out in cyberspace actually thinks I’m crazy for looking forward to jury duty. Who knows? I might have misguided expectations.

I just keep . . . → Read More: Jury Duty: Exemption For Nursing Moms?

Civic Duty: Lactating and Jury Duty

I’ve been summoned to jury duty! I have to tell you, readers, I’m excited about it. As soon as I got the summons, I imagined an entire day sitting in a chair reading a book. Nobody will poop on me. Nobody will even talk to me. And I’ll get to eat lunch all by . . . → Read More: Civic Duty: Lactating and Jury Duty