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Applications now being accepted for the Civil Grand Jury

Applications for the 2018-2019 San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury are now being accepted. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the fiscal year period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.

The Civil Grand Jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of county governance, including cities and special districts, and also potentially hear information on certain criminal investigations. All communications to the Grand Jury are confidential and every signed citizen complaint is responded to after investigated. Service as a Grand Juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week, which is compensated at $25 per day, plus meals and appropriate mileage. The regular Grand Jury meeting place is located in the City of San Bernardino.

To be eligible for selection, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of California and the County of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment. Other requirements include: sufficient knowledge of the English language, possession of natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment, and good character. By law, elected public officials are not eligible.

Interested citizens can download the application on-line here. Applications can also be obtained by calling (909) 387-9120 or in-person located at 172 West Third Street, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA. The application deadline is April 6, 2018. Click here for details.

2 thoughts on "Applications now being accepted for the Civil Grand Jury"

  1. Mark Hayden says:

    I am interested in applying for the San Bernardino Civil Grand Jury. I wear hearing aids for certain situations…one of which would be in a courtroom/etc. I consider my hearing OK when wearing aids.
    Would this be a disqualifying factor for the Grand Jury ? Thought I would check before going through the application process.

    Thank You !

    1. Hi Mark, that is not a disqualifying factor for the Grand Jury and accommodations will be made if you are selected. You are encouraged to apply!

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