Graduate Assistants on Jury Duty

All graduate students are encouraged to participate when they are subpoenaed for jury duty. The student must seek their advisor’s and program director’s permission with the expectation that every effort will be made to accommodate the jury service. If the student’s absence from UC will create a hardship to the unit, they should seek a deferral or make arrangements to cover their responsibilities during the absence. Such arrangements must be approved by their program director. Students serving on jury duty will be paid their normal university stipend during the period of service, with the understanding that any compensation received for jury service must be returned to the university if their assistantship responsibilities remain uncovered. If the student makes arrangements to cover their assistantship commitment for the period in which they serve on jury duty, and if those arrangements are approved by their program director, they may keep the jury duty compensation in total. The student may also keep any travel reimbursement fees.