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Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury

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 applicants are accepted on a continuous basis. The term of service is one year, beginning July 1stand continuing through June 30thof the following year. The deadline to submit an application is in November of each year for the term beginning July 1stof the following year. Please see the enclosed Timetable for all pertinent dates.

To qualify, an applicant must be a 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 value 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. Attached is a Civil Grand Jury information packet including an application. For additional information on Civil Grand Jury Service, please call (213) 628-7914.