Sunday, May 19, 2019
Civil Grand Jury
Photos by Adam Stewart
Eel River by the Smithe Redwoods State Reserve.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 CIVIL GRAND JURY ACCEPTED THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019

Applications for the 2019-2020 Civil Grand Jury are now being accepted until Friday, April 26, 2019. The 2019-2020 Civil Grand Jury will be sworn in at the end of June, 2019.  Please see the Press Release for more information.

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

ABOUT THE CIVIL GRAND JURY

The 19 members of the Mendocino County Civil Grand Jury serve a one year term and are empowered to investigate the operations of the various officers, departments, and agencies of local government, as well as to provide civil oversight of County government departments and agencies, as well as responding to citizen's complaints.  Each Civil Grand Jury determines which officers, departments and agencies it will investigate during its term of office.

The Civil Grand Jury is a function of Mendocino County government. Recruitment of citizens to serve on the grand jury is administered by the Superior Court.  More information about the Mendocino County's Civil Grand Jury can be found on the Grand Jury website at www.mendocinocounty.org/government/grand-jury

 

WHO SERVES ON THE CIVIL GRAND JURY?

Civil grand jurors are agents of change in their communities. They come from all walks of life. They bring with them a broad range of interests, talents, and life experiences, but they share a dedication to democratic ideals and a willingness to devote their time and energies to matters of civic importance.  No particular background, training or experience is necessary to be a grand juror. In fact, it is the diversity of its members that is one of the civil grand jury’s greatest strengths.

 

HOW TO BECOME A CIVIL GRAND JUROR

If you are qualified and ready to serve, complete and submit an application to the Superior Court. Recruitment campaigns typically start in February or March of each year, although you may submit your application at any time. Civil Grand Juror selection occurs in May or June, depending on the number of qualified applicants, with the new term starting on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following year.

Civil Grand Jury Application and Nomination Form
Civil Grand Jury Application and Nomination Form (Microsoft Word format)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about applying for the Mendocino County Civil Grand Jury, please contact Kim Weston at the Superior Court at (707) 467-6437, or by e-mail at: grandjury@mendocino.courts.ca.gov.

For more information about serving on the Mendocino County Civil Grand Jury, please contact (707)463-4320, or by email at grandjury@mendocinocounty.org.

 

© 2019 Superior Court of Mendocino County