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Old 05-24-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Right...but being a transactional/commission based line of work...if I don't work, I don't get paid. Or at least not as much. My dad was in a similar line of work and always got exempted from jury pools under that clause.
State law says that your work must pay you. Commission is over and above and you'd have to prove that it would be a hardship to be without it. They could consider it hardship but ultimately, it's up to the judge.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: West Knox
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I moved here in June 2010. Start my 2 weeks Tuesday. The system here seems different from my experience in Md. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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Default Eligible for jury duty

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Right...but being a transactional/commission based line of work...if I don't work, I don't get paid. Or at least not as much. My dad was in a similar line of work and always got exempted from jury pools under that clause.

I guess it depends on what court and county. In Shelby County, it doesn't matter what type of job you have. I have been called when I was on a salary, and another time when I earned a commission. I was not excused. I think it changes depending on the amount of their jury pool. I was seated on a jury regarding an auto accident. I was very surprised since I was an auto adjuster, but I was not sent back to the pool. It was actually very interesting. I was surprised that once I was done with that case...just a day, I was released from jury duty. It has been almost 10 years. I haven't heard what the time frame it take to be sent a jury notice again.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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I've been here 7 years and never called and neither has my husband. I was called once in my adult life and it was after I had moved out of state.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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I have been summoned twice. Once I was in college, and I was excused (Davidson County court). The other time (more recently) it was for Federal Court (in Nashville). I was not excused, but they weren't too busy with cases, so when I was not selected, I was excused (and that summons was supposed to last a month!).
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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The one I was called for was a murder trial, huge number of potential jurors. Judge was adamant that virtually no one be excused for hardship except for those who had serious health issues and those who had language problems. He refused to excuse people because of job hardships, eldercare or childcare problems, etc. I was hoping to serve so I could miss a couple weeks of work (sequestered jury), but no luck for me, lol.
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