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    Hey all

    I did some research around but I couldn't get a clear answer. Moreover, it's been a pain to contact the courts about this.

    I was summoned a few months back (April of this year) to serve Jury Duty at the Norwalk Superior Court System. I delayed it till July/August of this year and successfully served it out.

    However today, in the mail, I got summoned again, this time by the U.S. District Court.


    It was my understanding that I don't have to serve again for at least the period of one year and that I should not be summoned. Yet here I'm being summoned again to do Grand Jury work.


    So the final question would be....do I need to serve since I've served at the Superior Courts no more than 4 months ago?
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    Looks like 3 years. In CT anyway. Check with your state's site.

    http://www.jud.state.ct.us/faq/jury.html#disqualified
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    • #3
      Well note this is Federal Court and not State court....
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      • #4
        There should be a note on the Summons for Jury Duty letter that says what to do if you are exempt from jury duty under legislation. It usually requires a letter, in this case, probably to the district court.

        Whether serving on a jury at a state court exempts you from serving on a jury at a federal court within the specified time frame, I don't know. But I'd write a letter to the court as instructed on the summons paper.
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        • #5
          You'll find if you serve successfully you'll wind up on a short list of jurists (and they do tend to call them up again and again). Thus, not surprised you were called up so quickly. Where I live they can call you up 4x a year -- and believe me it IS a royal pain to wait, wait, wait for days to get seated on a jury <-- and thats days you're not paid for, as you have to be in the courthouse all during the week.

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          • #6
            U.S. District Court and Norwalk Superior Courts are two different court systems. In California, you can be served with Jury duty once a year for each court level (Municipal, County, State Court, and Federal).
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