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District of Columbia Courts

Petit Jury Service

The Superior Court operates under a "one trial or one day" petit jury system. If a juror is selected to sit on a trial on his or her first day of service, the juror serves until the trial is completed. After the trial, the juror's service is over until summoned again, typically in about two years. If a juror is not selected for a panel or is not in the middle of voir dire (jury selection) by the end of the first day of service, the juror's service is also over until summoned again.

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