Service of Process
A juror summons is a process issued by the
court commanding the appearance of an individual to attend and be
available for duty on a petit or grand jury at a specified location,
time and date.28
The summons may be served any place within the district of the court
summoning the jury.
Issued By: The summons is issued
by the clerk or jury commission of the U.S. District Court.
Served By: If service is
accomplished by mail, the summons may be served by the U.S. Marshal,
clerk, or jury commission. If personal service is required, the summons
is served by the U.S. Marshal.
Manner of Service:
The clerk or jury commission will first
attempt mail service via registered, certified, or first-class mail
addressed to the named individual at his or her usual residence or
business address. If mail service is not effective, the clerk or jury
commission will deliver the summons to the U.S. Marshal for personal
service upon the named individual.
Where service is accomplished by mail, the
individual who effects service shall make affidavit of service and shall
attach thereto any receipt from the addressee for a registered or
certified summons. Where the U.S. Marshal is required to effect personal
service, no affidavit is required and return may be recorded on a
Process Receipt and Return.
Note: The information related to the service of
court process that is contained on this web site is general information
and not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive explanation or depiction
of Federal rules of procedures for the service of process.
Readers are directed to the Federal Rules of Criminal and
Civil Procedure; personal legal counsel; the United States Code, Titles 18 and 28;
U.S. Attorney's Office and District Court for
specific, authoritative guidance.