Apply now to serve on Grand Jury

By on Wed, March 3, 2010

If you’ve ever thought you’d be interested in serving on the Grand Jury, now’s your chance. Those who’ve served tell us it’s a very rewarding experience, and we could use more Coastsiders on the panel.

The county is now accepting applications for service on the 2010-2011 Grand Jury. The deadline for application is April 23. The grand jury year begins July 1.

Any resident of San Mateo County for more than one year who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language is eligible for selection. Elected public officials are not eligible. The Court strives to obtain a cross section of the county population. After the completion of an interview process by Joseph E. Bergeron, jurors will be selected through a random draw.

Application forms can be obtained by writing Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 or telephoning (650) 599-1200.