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Before you Consider Applying for Potential Grand Jury Duty


Citizens interested to serve one year on the County Civil Grand Jury in California, must seriously consider the following expectations necessary to address the responsibilities required of responsible grand jurors:

  • Reading, writing and comprehension skills
  • Ability to analyze investigated data
  • Willingness to ask direct questions of subjects of an investigation
  • Grammar and sentence structure skills to prepare numerous reports
  • Previous experience in Committee, Civic or Volunteer Organizations is helpful
  • Devote one full year of service
  • Complete absence of bias, prejudice and hidden agendas
  • A minimum of 60 hours of work a month:
    1) Serving on at least two committees  2) Preparing investigative questions
    3) Visiting cities in your county  4) Visiting County jails  5) Reading grand jury manuals, reports and documents  6) Writing final reports
    7) Researching, gathering and compiling data  8) Analyzing the validity of letters of complaint  9) Taking copious notes

How to Become a Grand Juror


The following links provide you with instructional information on how to apply and prepare for Grand Jury Service.

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  • Applying for Grand Jury Service

  • How to Prepare For the Civil Grand Jury

  • Persons Who Cannot Serve on the Civil Grand Jury (PCS 893)

    1. The person is serving as a trial juror in any court of this state.
    2. The person has been discharged as a grand juror in any court of the state within one year.
    3. The person has been convicted of malfeasance in office or any felony or other high crime.
    4. The person is serving as an elected public officer.

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