Get Involved–Apply for Civil Grand Jury

Our local government NEEDS conservatives to be involved.  You can provide input to Santa Clara County as well as to your city by being appointed to a local board or commission.

Here is the info for San Jose:

San Jose Boards & Commission Openings_Feb 2017

To apply check out this link:

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=337

CIVIL GRAND JUROR – Deadline to apply: 3/30/17

 

Application period is 1/3/17 – 3/30/17 – click here for details & application

or cut/paste this URL: http://www.scscourt.org/court_divisions/civil/cgj/grand_jury.shtml

 

Civil Grand Jury Functions

Three typical functions:

CIVIL WATCHDOG RESPONSIBILITIES

Grand Jury may examine all aspects of county and city government and special districts to ensure that the best interests of Santa Clara county citizens are being served.

CITIZEN COMPLAINTS

Complaints alleging mistreatment by officials, suspicions of misconduct, or governmental inefficiencies received from citizens are acknowledged and investigated for their validity.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

Occasionally Grand Jury holds hearings to determine whether evidence presented by the DA warrants persons having to stand trial in court, typically cases involving public officials, employees or police officers.

 

Qualifications

  • United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • County resident one year immediately before being sworn
  • Be in possession of natural faculties, or ordinary intelligence
  • Of sound judgment and of fair character
  • Sufficient English
  • NOT serving as trial juror in any court of this state
  • NOT be discharged as a grand juror within one year
  • NOT convicted of malfeasance in office or any felony or other high crime
  • NOT serving as an elected public official

Selection Process

Each spring, Superior Court Judges nominate thirty prospective grand jurors from the pool of volunteer applicants, divided among the county’s supervisorial districts. Of these 30, nineteen names are drawn randomly, and these jurors are sworn in. These citizens serve a one-year term from July to June.

 Commitment

Min three days per week (20-25 hours) for one fiscal year (July thru June)

Remuneration

Per diem of $20 for meetings and Grand Jury activities, plus mileage