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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 date and time designated on your summons. When you are summoned for grand jury service, the selection process will take approximately one day. If selected to serve on the grand jury, this initial session will last three or four days. A grand jury term is for eighteen months. You would be expected to serve an average of two or three days every one to two months.

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

Jury Administrator
United States District Court
400 E. 9th Street, Room 2310
Kansas City, MO 64106

Fax: 816-512-5106


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