Houston, TX asked in Civil Rights for Oklahoma

Q: in the state of Oklahoma can a employer call and request proof of jury duty from the local court system?

can they request this proof or can they legally only request proof from me?

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Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bartlesville, OK

A: Oklahoma Statutes, title 38, section 36, says

"A. Persons serving as jurors during a trial shall not be asked or required to give their complete residence address or telephone number in the presence of the defendant.

B. Names and personal information concerning prospective and sitting jurors shall not be disclosed to the public outside open court, except upon order of the court. A request for disclosure of petit jurors' names and personal information shall be made in writing directly to the presiding judge or chief judge, or any district judge acting as his or her designee. The court shall order juror names and personal information to be kept confidential unless the interests of justice require otherwise.

C. Names and personal information concerning prospective petit jurors may be provided to the attorneys of record after the general panel jurors have been selected and summoned, unless otherwise directed by the court. The names and information will be provided in written form only, hereafter referred to as "the jury list". The attorneys shall not share the jury list or information contained in the jury list except as necessary for purposes of jury selection. Following jury selection, the attorneys shall return the original jury lists and any copies to the court. Counsel shall be under a continuing duty to protect the confidentiality of juror information.

D. The names of grand jurors shall not be maintained in any public record or otherwise disclosed to the public except upon an order of the court issued on a showing that exceptional circumstances have created a demonstrated need for disclosure."

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