Can a legal permanent resident serve on jury duty?

Asked about 1 year ago - Omaha, NE

I know they can receive a jury duty request but they can't actually be on jury duty even if they wanted to, right?

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  1. Brendan Michael Kelly

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    Answered . You get on the list for the jury by having a license and/or voter registration. Doubt you can serve.

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  2. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . One must be a citizen to serve on a jury.

    A legal permant resident who is called up for jury duty MAY be registered to vote which COULD be a crime that COULD be grounds for deportation and denial of naturalization. If you know such a person, let them know that they should verify their voter status is legal by consulting with an immigration attorney ASAP.

    NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. Mr. Rafter is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of... more
  3. Daniel Knight Dinneen

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    Answered . No

  4. Jennifer M Richards

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    Answered . They can receive a jury summons/notice, but cannot actually serve on a jury. There should be a box to check that you are not a citizen and you can just return the notice.

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