(a) No eligible person shall be exempt from service as a trial
juror by reason of occupation, economic status, or any
characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government
Code, or for any other reason. No person shall be excused from
service as a trial juror except as specified in subdivision (b).
(b) An eligible person may be excused from jury service only for
undue hardship, upon themselves or upon the public, as defined by the
Judicial Council.