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Grand Jury

How to Apply to Join the Civil Grand Jury



The Superior Court of El Dorado County is accepting applications from qualified residents interested in serving as Civil Grand Jurors for the time period July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Applications will be accepted through email or postmarked by May 1, 2022.


SELECTION PROCESS

Civil Grand Jurors are appointed by the Superior Court to serve a 1-year term, from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Those applicants who are deemed qualified are placed in a pool and 19 are randomly selected as Civil Grand Jurors. An additional 11 individuals are selected as alternates, who may be sworn in during the term if a vacancy occurs.


WHEN DOES THE JURY MEET?

Once selected, the Jury will meet to decide when and how often they will meet. Most committee work takes place during regular working hours. Interviews are conducted during normal business hours. At a minimum, Jurors can expect to spend at least 6 hours per week in meetings.


WHERE DOES THE JURY MEET?

The Jury meets in the Grand Jury Room at 360 Fair Lane, Bldg B, Placerville, CA 95667.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

State law requires that applicants be a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, of ordinary intelligence and good character, and have been a resident of El Dorado County for at least 1 year with a working knowledge of the English language. Applicants are ineligible to serve if they have been discharged from the jury within one year; if they are currently serving on a trial jury; any elected public official, or have been convicted of a felony.

Jurors will be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700).


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