By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Volunteers for the 2014-2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are now being requested, announced Marsha G. Slough, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. The recruiting period is open for those citizens interested in serving. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015.
To be eligible for selection a person must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of California and the County of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment. Potential Grand Jurors are also required to possess sufficient knowledge of the English language, be in possession of their natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, of sound judgment and of good character. By law, elected public officials are not eligible.
Service as a Grand Juror involves an average of 3 to 5 full working days per week. Compensation is $25 per day plus meals and appropriate mileage. The regular Grand Jury meeting place is located in San Bernardino.
The County Grand Jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of County, city and special district government, and possibly hear information on certain criminal investigations. All communications to the Grand Jury are confidential and the Grand Jury responds to all signed citizen complaints.
Interested citizens can complete the application on-line at the Grand Jury’s website at www.sbcounty.gov/grandjury. Applications can also be obtained by calling (909) 387-3820, pick one up in person at the County Courthouse, 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, Room 200, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0243, or request one in writing at the same address. Applications may also be available at the various district Court offices throughout the County.
Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2014.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
303 West Third Street, 4th Floor San Bernardino, Ca 92415-0302 www.sb-court.org