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Grand Jury Duty

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Welcome to service as a grand juror at the United States District Court. Grand jurors are individuals who convene in secrecy to evaluate accusations presented by the United States Attorney's Office against individuals or businesses and decide if the evidence warrants an indictment (whether the individuals or businesses should be tried for the crime). This is the preliminary stage in a criminal case.

Grand jurors spend an average of 2 days each month (one day every other week) of active service during an initial 9-month period. If it is in the public interest, the court may extend the grand jury's term of service for up to an additional 9 months. It should be noted that New Hampshire is one of the first districts in the country to experiment with a 9-month initial term of service. Federal law allows, and most other districts require, an 18 month initial term of service.

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The court staff looks forward to assisting you in making your jury experience a favorable and rewarding one.