How long is my jury term?

The term of service for trial/petit jurors is the length of one trial (one to multiple days). Plan to be available all day. Plan ahead regarding work commitments, medical appointments, and family events. If necessary, reschedule your service BEFORE your report date.  The average length of a jury trial is 2 to 3 days; however some trials last longer. With social distancing and seating limitations, it will take longer to seat a jury. You will be informed of the expected length of trial, including the time it will take to seat a jury, while you are in the courtroom during the selection process.  The term of service for grand jurors is 4 months; however the grand jury reports generally 2 days per month. Please call or email for more information.

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1. What is your inclement weather policy?
2. How was I chosen for jury duty?
3. How long is my jury term?
4. Will jury service place my job or pay in jeopardy?
5. What happens if I don’t report to jury duty or I fail to respond to the court’s questionnaire?
6. What happens when I call the recording for final reporting instructions?
7. What is the dress code for jury duty?
8. Where do I park?
9. Where do I report?
10. Can I bring my cell phone/electronic device into the courthouse?
11. What can I bring with me?
12. Can I be excused for a work or financial hardship?
13. What if I need to postpone/reschedule my date for jury duty?
14. What if I need to be excused for medical reasons?
15. What if I require an accommodation in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act?
16. What if I am not a United States citizen?
17. What if I am no longer a resident of Harford County?
18. What if I am Active Duty Military, etc.?
19. What if I am a full-time student?
20. What if I have charges pending?
21. What if I have been convicted of a crime?
22. What if I received a summons, but I recently served jury duty?
23. What if the person who received the jury summons is deceased?
24. What if I am a nursing mother?
25. What is the difference between a Trial (Petit) Jury and a Grand Jury?
26. What if I still have questions?