I'm worried because I received a jury summons for federal court two hours from where I live. I haven't been online to the court website yet, but I know the paper I received has a place to write for postponement or for an excuse. My mom IS in Assisted living so it's not like she is here at home with me, but if something happens I am responsible for her. I'm just wondering a trial could last a while, it would make me unavailable for any emergency. So I'm wanting to go online and maybe try to get excused, telling them I am my mom's POA and she has Alzheimer's in assisted living. Does anyone know if that is unheard of to do, or to try to do? I usually do jury duty when it's in my city...but those trials, if picked are usually not long and sometimes you don't even get picked. If not picked after a couple days, you get excused. Thanks in advance.