Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Jury blog.

Late last week Yuriko, who is a resident alien, received a summons for jury duty from Cook County. One option to reply to this was by e-mail, to say that she was not a U.S. citizen, so we did that. We received the following in reply. It's clear enough that she doesn't have to go, but I'm still trying to puzzle out whether she will ever get any more summons, even if we send documentation regarding her status.

"Enomoto, Yuriko:

"Thank you for your email. Please disregard current summons, as you have been excused for the 03/16/04 service date. Although you may receive another summons in approximately 6 months.

"Otherwise, you may send in documentation showing that you are not a U.S. citizen such as, a current copy of your alien resident card, current work/student visa, current I-94 form, or current employment authorization card, etc. No expired dates or passports will be accepted.

"Mail your request with your signature, and the original/copy of summons or juror number to: Jury Administrator, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60602, or you may fax this documentation to (312) 603-5460.

"We receive our potential juror names from three different sources, Cook County Elections, Chicago Elections and the Secretary of State. Your name was selected from the Illinois Secretary of State list. As long as your name is with any of these sources, you may again be called for jury service once a year.

"Unfortunately, at this time, we can only keep data for a one-year time frame and then a new list of randomized jurors are selected. Sorry for this inconvenience, and if you require further assistance, you may call the Office of the Jury Administration at (312) 603-JURY (5879).

Jury Administration."


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