NEW YORK - JURY DUTY

January 1, 2008

New York state laws and regulations that affect your medical practice

1. Are physicians exempt from jury duty in New York?

Generally, there is no exemption allowed from jury duty for physicians or any professionals. However, a prospective juror who has been summoned to appear for jury duty may apply for an excuse, or postponement of the time of jury service to a later day. The application can be made by mail, or the initial application for such proponent may be made by telephone.

Presuming that jury service has not already been postponed or excused, an application for an excuse or postponement may be granted. In considering of such application, the commissioner or the court shall consider whether the applicant has a mental or physical condition that prevents him or her from performing jury services or there is a fact indicating that attendance for jury service would cause undue hardship or extreme inconvenience to the applicant, a person under his or her care or supervision, or the public.

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