The Stanislaus County Court is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2019-2020 Civil Grand Jury. Citizens interested in serving are encouraged to complete an application on-line at www.stanct.org/grand-jury or contact the Grand Jury Office at (209) 525-4252.
To qualify to serve, prospective jurors must meet the same qualifications as trial jurors. The term of office is one year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) and jurors must be available at least 20 hours per month. The Civil Grand Jury’s primary function is to act as the public “watchdog” and provide objective, outside oversight of local governmental agencies, including the operation of county and city government, school districts and special districts.
All qualified applicants are interviewed. From those interviewed, the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court will select up to 30 finalists, from which the 19-member Civil Grand Jury panel and four alternates are selected.
Now is the time to apply. The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2019.