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For Jurors » FAQs
- If you are a student attending a school located outside the State of Hawaii, your parent can provide you with the information necessary to log in to eJuror so that you can complete the form online yourself. Alternatively, your parent can complete the paper Questionnaire on your behalf. DO NOT update your mailing address to your school address unless you have permanently moved to that address.
- If you know the addressee’s current address, please forward the envelope to them. Otherwise, write “No Longer At This Address” on the envelope and place it in your mailbox or any U.S. Postal Service collection box.
- If submitting the Questionnaire online via eJuror, you will be able to update your name and/or address online. If submitting the paper version of the Questionnaire, cross out your name and/or address on the form and indicate the correct information. Please write clearly.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 three 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.