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Civil Grand Jury Service Opportunity

The Los Angeles County Superior Court is seeking qualified individuals who may be interested in applying for the Civil Grand Jury. Recruitment is year round and applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The term of service is one year, beginning July 1st and continuing through June 30th of the following year. The deadline to submit an application is in November of each year for the term beginning July 1st of the following year. Please see the enclosed Timetable for all pertinent dates.


To qualify, an applicant must be citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Los Angeles County for at least one year, of ordinary intelligence and good character, and have a working knowledge of English.


The responsibilities of the Civil Grand Jury include a careful and complete examination of the operations of various government agencies within Los Angeles County, including special districts, to ensure that these agencies are operating efficiently and managing taxpayer monies appropriately. The Civil Grand Jury is further charged with investigating individual complaints from citizens. Participation on the Civil Grand Jury requires a 30 to 40 hour-per-week commitment to fulfill this valuable public service.


Participation on the Civil Grand Jury is strictly voluntary. Your employer is not obligated to provide you with the time off or to pay your salary to participate as a member of the Civil Grand Jury.


Enclosed herewith is a Civil Grand Jury information packet. I hope you will take the time to read the information and familiarize yourself with the functions of the Civil Grand Jury. Should you decide to accept the challenge to make a difference in Los Angeles County government, please complete the Civil Grand Jury Nomination/Application Form and return it in the envelope provided.



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