Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury Service for fiscal year 2020-’21.
The Civil Grand Jury has 19 members who serve for one year, July through June, to monitor, review and report on city and county governments, special districts and school districts.
The county makes every effort to ensure that the Grand Jury reflects the makeup of the residents of the county. The Grand Jury Selection Committee, composed of superior court judges, will interview about 75 applicants.
Then, the judges will nominate about 30 applicants to constitute a grand jury pool. The final 19 will be selected by a random drawing on June 12, and the members will be sworn in that day. The final 30 nominees will be fingerprinted before the drawing.
Individuals selected must be available June 22-July 2 for orientation, where they will meet with department heads, become familiar with their colleagues, learn about juror responsibilities and procedures, and select committees on which they will serve.
Grand jurors must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, who have been a resident of Contra Costa County for at least one year prior to selection. They cannot currently hold any elected position within the county.
Applicants should have reliable transportation to Martinez and must be prepared to devote at least 30 hours per week to Civil Grand Jury service. Applicants should have access to a computer, be familiar with Microsoft Word, and be able to send and receive email.
Jurors receive a stipend for attending full jury and committee meetings and are reimbursed 57.5 cents per mile for allowable jury travel. Permits may be provided to park in Martinez while performing Grand Jury duties.
Application deadline is March 13. For more information, contact the Office of the Civil Grand Jury at 925-608-2621 or visit cc-courts.org/grandjury to obtain an application.