Specifics of jury service in Missouri are determined by local jurisdictions.
Length of service. Jurors are called for a term of service as indicated on the summons and the length of the trial if they are placed on a jury. The use of laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices in jury rooms varies by court jurisdiction.
An employer cannot require an employee to take vacation, personal, or sick leave in order to serve on a jury (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 494.460),
Exemptions/postponement. Missouri courts give only a small number of exemptions in cases of extreme physical or financial hardships. Judges can postpone jury service for 6 months because of hardship on a onetime only basis (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 494.432).
Requests for medical excusal must be accompanied by a note from a doctor. Jurors will be notified when the request has been accepted or denied..