Part of being a contributing citizen is being willing to serve on a jury upon request. It is a civic duty to respond to a jury summons and participate in the process if chosen. While most of us would be happy to serve, this can be quite challenging as a home educator. Taking time out of your daily routine to participate in a jury can be an unrealistic expectation. Whether you are the sole breadwinner for your family, caring for elderly parents, parenting young children, or dealing with personal illness, many people look for exemptions or deferrals when a summons is received. And, homeschooling is among the many special circumstances that could be excused.

HSLDA members have an extra resource available to help them in cases like these. Although it is not guaranteed that your name will not be selected in the future, it certainly helps to know your options. Watch as HSLDA Canada’s Bonnie and Kerry discuss how members can deal with this very common request.

Have you ever been summoned for jury duty? Did HSLDA help you to be excused or to defer the request? We would love to hear from you! Email your story to:

HSLDA: the partner in your homeschool success!


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