Jury Duty

From time to time, students may be selected by the Jury Selection Commission of Philadelphia if they are registered to vote in Philadelphia or hold a PA driver’s license with a Philadelphia address. Students can request a postponement or be excused by indicating on the summons that you are a student, suggesting a date in the future, and including along with the summons a copy of their Student ID, a letter from the school on school letterhead or a copy of their schedule.

More information can be found at the Jury Selection Commission’s website.

This information applies only to service in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (i.e. Philadelphia). Other Pennsylvania counties, the US District Court covering eastern Pennsylvania, and other states all have their own policies so if you have been summoned to serve elsewhere, please inquire with that authority to learn about how you can receive a postponement of your service.