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You may be excused from jury service if you:

  • are 70 years of age or older
  • have legal custody of a child/children younger than 10 years of age and if serving on the Jury
  • required leaving the child/children without adequate supervision
  • are the primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid, unable to care for him/herself
  • are a student of a public or private secondary school
  • are a person who is enrolled and in actual attendance at an institution of higher education
  • are an officer and employee of the Texas Senate, House of Representatives, or any department,
  • commission, board office or other agency in the legislative branch of state government

Note: You do not have to claim an exemption if you do not want to. You may voluntarily waive your exemption and choose to serve, and we would be pleased to have you serve. However, the decision is yours.