By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County Civil 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 civil Grand Jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.
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 civil 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 civil Grand Juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week. Compensation is $25 per day plus meals and appropriate mileage. The regular civil Grand Jury meeting place is located downtown San Bernardino.
The civil 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 civil Grand Jury are confidential and the civil Grand Jury responds to all signed citizen complaints.
Interested applicants can complete the application on-line at the Civil Grand Jury’s website at www.sbcounty.gov/grandjury. Applications can also be obtained by calling (909) 387-3820, or can be picked up in person at the San Bernardino Historic Courthouse, 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, Room 200, San Bernardino, CA 92415, or request an application 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 March 2, 2015.