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Grand Jury Service

We have reviewed your completed qualification questionnaire and have determined that you are qualified as a juror based on U.S. citizenship; ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language; age and status of health.

As a qualified summoned juror, you will report for jury selection at the time designated on your summons. When you are summoned for grand jury selection, the selection will take one day. If selected to serve on the grand jury, this session is expected to last three (3) or four (4) days. A grand jury term is for eighteen (18) months. You would be expected to serve an average of two (2) or three (3) days every one (1) to two (2) months.

Should you request to be excused from or postpone your jury service, you must place your request in writing no less than 10 days prior to the summons date to the jury office. Your letter must be received well in advance of your scheduled jury service date. Please address all requests and supporting documentation to the following address:


Clerk's Office - Jury Section
United States District Court
400 E. 9th Street, Room 2310
Kansas City, MO 64106


Requests for excuse based upon employment will not be given consideration if that request is made by the employer. The request must come from the juror. Jury duty is a personal matter, and as such we must know that the request is being made by the employee and not being coerced by the employer.

Handbook for Federal Grand Jurors