LOCATION OF THE COURT
The Courthouse is located at 300 Chestnut Street in Manchester across the street from the Norris Cotton Federal Building and behind the Veteran's Park on Elm Street. Entrance to the building is from main door on Chestnut Street. DIRECTIONS
You will be given a parking card at the orientation which will entitle you to park free while on jury service, if the parking card is visibly displayed through the windshield on the curbside. You may park free at the Victory parking garage. It is located on Amherst St . (Please bring yellow coin to the Court House to valid) or Lake Ave parking lot located across from Verizon Arena.
Jurors should tell anyone trying to reach them in an emergency to call 669-7410 (the main switchboard) and identify that the call is for a juror.
In the event of imclement weather, please call 669-7410, extension 410.
If there is an emergency situation that prevents you from appearing on a day you are scheduled to report, call the clerk's office immediately.
All requests for exemptions and postponements must be in writing and received by the court, along with your juror questionnaire by the date specified in your letter from the court. No requests for exemptions or postponements can be handled by telephone.
NOTE: IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR FOR JURY DUTY YOU COULD BE HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT.
FIRST DAY FACTS
You should report at 8:15 AM for orientation by the staff and instructions by a Justice of the Superior Court. There will be 90-120 other people coming in for the first time with you. You will be given some materials and directed to an assembly room on the second floor. The first selection will begin immediately after the judge’s instructions. Jurors are drawn at random from among all those reporting to serve on the cases set for trial that day. Jurors will be asked to return for additional "selection days."
Jurors should report at 8:45 AM on selection days. We will select several juries on those dates. Some jurors will not be selected and will be excused until the next selection day.
Most cases will last less than one week. Jurors serving on a case will be excused at its conclusion and instructed to report again on the next selection day. Because of the random nature of the selection process and the unpredictability of last minutes settlements, we unfortunately cannot advise you in advance of the selection day about if, when and how long you will be serving during the week.
NOTE: ON THE DAY OF JURY SELECTION, THE COURT WILL NOT ENTERTAIN ANY EMPLOYMENT RELATED REQUEST FOR EXCUSAL.
You can bring books, cards, games or other pastimes with you to the courthouse. Knitting needles will be confiscated at the metal detector entrance to the building and held until you leave. You are allowed to bring your cell phone but it can only be used when you are not in a courtroom.
Jury trials are conducted between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The jurors on a deliberating jury may be asked to decide whether to stay past 5:00 PM or not. There is one hour lunch break usually at 12:30 PM as well as a morning and afternoon break during trial.
If you need further information, please call 669-7410, extension 226.
Hillsborough County Superior Court North
300 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: (603) 669-7410