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- If you are a student away at school a parent can complete the form on your behalf. Or the parent can give you the log-in information so you can complete the form online. Don’t update your address to your school address unless you have permanently moved to that address.
- Please forward the form to that person, if possible. Otherwise, mark “no longer at this address” on the envelope and return it to the court.
- Cross out your old address on the form and write your new address next to it. You will be able to update this information online.
- Please state this fact on the back of the form and sign your name on behalf of the deceased person and return the form to the court. A death certificate is not required.
- There is no need to contact the court. Please complete the form as soon as possible. If you are away from home for an extended period, have someone hold the form for you to complete when you return.
- Contact the court so that we can mail you another questionnaire.
Phone: (808) 541-1419 Toll free: 1-888-507-0362 Fax: (808) 541-1328 Email: email@example.com Jury office hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mailing address:
Clerk, U. S. District Court
District of Hawaii
300 Ala Moana Blvd., C-338
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850
- Pursuant to 28 USC §1861, all litigants “have the right to grand and petit jurors selected at random from a fair cross section of the community.” The court uses a two-step process to select jurors. During step 1, a master jury wheel is created by selecting names at random from the lists of the Department of Motor Vehicles’ licensed drivers and the Office of Elections’ registered voters. Names are randomly drawn from the master jury wheel to receive juror qualification questionnaires. Answers to these questions determine if potential jurors are legally qualified to serve. The names of qualified prospective jurors are put in a second wheel. During step 2, when prospective jurors are needed for a specific trial or grand jury, summonses are sent to persons randomly selected from the qualified wheel.
- Yes, You could be ordered to appear before the court to complete the questionnaire at your own expense.
- The court may deem that you are disqualified from serving based upon your answers to the questionnaire. However, if not, you would have to be eligible for one of the four excuse categories under question number 14. Otherwise, if you are deemed qualified to serve and you have a hardship, you will have the opportunity to address your concerns if you are summoned sometime in the future.