A panel of judges will hold hearings throughout the state, beginning Nov. 13 and during the next three years, to determine whether to impanel a grand jury.

The 1990 Legislature changed the grand-jury process to a statewide system involving judges from all judicial districts. The judges meet every three years in each district to hear from citizens and prosecutors wanting to pre-sent evidence of wrongdoing.Individuals who want to testify before the panel must contact the court clerk in a scheduled judicial district or the state district court administrator at least one week in advance of the hearing.

Hearings are scheduled as follows, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations:

Nov. 13, 1990, 1st District Court, Logan.

Jan. 8, 1991, 4th District, Provo.

May 14, 1991, 8th District, Vernal.

Oct. 8, 1991, 2nd District, Ogden.

Jan. 14, 1992, 6th District, Manti or Richfield.

May 12, 1992, 7th District, Price.

Oct. 13, 1992, 3rd District, Salt Lake City.

Jan. 12, 1993, 5th District, St. George.

For more information, contact Myron K. March, district court administrator, at the Administrative Office of the Courts, 230 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City.