Can I be excused from serving?
Washington law says: “No person may be excused from jury service by the court except upon showing of undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, public necessity, or any reason deemed sufficient by the court.” You may also be excused if you have served on some other jury in the past twelve months.

Requests to be excused must be in writing and must include a brief statement explaining your reason for needing to be excused. Requests can be made to the Jury Coordinator by email, mail or in person at the court office located at:

Cheney Municipal Court
611 2nd Street
Cheney, WA 99004

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1. How was I chosen?
2. How long will I serve?
3. Do I have to respond to the jury summons?
4. How much will I get paid?
5. Can I be excused from serving?
6. What about my job?
7. What if I have an emergency?
8. What if I'm physically challenged?
9. Might I be called but not sit on a jury?
10. What's next?
11. Can I go home during the trial?
12. What should I wear?
13. What types of cases may I hear?
14. What happens during a trial?