San Bernardino County Seeks Grand Jury Applicants

San Bernardino County Seeks Grand Jury Applicants

San Bernardino, CA

Earlier this month, Raymond L. Haight, III, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court announced applications are being accepted for the fiscal year 2017-2018 San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury. 

Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. Service as a grand juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week. Compensation is $25 per day plus meals and appropriate mileage. The Grand Jury meets on the second floor at 172 West Third Street in downtown San Bernardino. 

The County Civil Grand Jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of county, city and special district government, and potentially hear information on certain criminal investigations. All communications to the Grand Jury are confidential and the Grand Jury responds to all signed citizen complaints. 

The Grand Jury is responsible for two major functions—criminal indictments and civil investigations. While members of the Grand Jury are responsible for executing both functions, the civil investigations portion requires the most time. 

Those interested in applying must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of California and the County of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment. By law, elected public officials are not eligible. 

Potential Grand Jurors are also required to possess sufficient knowledge of the English language, be in possession of their natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, of sound judgment and of good character.

Applications can be completed on-line at the Grand Jury’s website at www.sbcounty.gov/grandjury. Applications can also be obtained by calling (909) 387-9120 or picked up in person at 172 West Third Street, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415, or request one in writing at the same address. Applications will be accepted through February 28.

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