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Jury duty

SUMMONS FOR JURY DUTY

TO: GREETINGS:

You are hereby summoned to appear before the County Court of Burleson County, Texas, on the 3rd floor of the Burleson County Courthouse, Caldwell, Texas at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday January 23, 1997, to serve on the petit jury in the civil and criminal courts of Burleson County, Texas.

The law allows certain exemptions from jury service. If you claim one of the exemptions listed below, please mark the correct box, sign and date this form, and return it to the County Clerk's office at least 3 days before the date set forth above.

CERTIFICATION OF EXEMPTION: The following persons may exempt themselves from jury service:

[ ] Person more than 65 years of age.

[ ] A person who has legal custody of a child or children under the age of 10 years

when jury service would necessitate leaving the children without supervision.

[ ] A student attending a public or private secondary school.

[ ] A person who is enrolled and in actual attendance at an institution of higher

education.

[ ] An officer or employee of the Senate, House of Representatives, or of any

department, commission board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of

State Government.

[ ] The primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid unable to care for himself.

These are the only exemptions allowed by the law. You may not claim an exemption for any other reason, such as inconvenience, illness, personal hardship, economic conditions, or business or employment obligations. These are excuses which the Presiding Judge will consider after the Jury Panel is called into court. If you do not meet one of the exemptions set forth above, do not call the Judge of the Court or the County Clerk to be excused; neither of them has the authority to excuse you until the case is called for trial, except for emergencies.

Under penalty of perjury, I do hereby certify that I am exempt because of the reason checked above.

_______________________ __________________________________

DATE YOUR SIGNATURE

NOTE: For various reasons, a case may be postponed. Please call the County Clerk's office at 567-4326 by 4:00 p.m. the day before the trial to determine if you presence is necessary.

FAILURE TO RETURN THIS FORM CLAIMING AN EXEMPTION, OR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE TIME AND DATE SET FORTH ABOVE, WILL BE CONSIDERED CONTEMPT OF COURT AND A FINE MAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST YOU.

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