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Riverside County Residents Invited to Apply to Serve on Grand Jury


Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Issue 01, Volume 18.


RIVERSIDE - Riverside County residents interested in serving on the grand jury have until March 1 to submit an application.

The Superior Court is seeking qualified applicants to fill slots on the 19-member civil grand jury, which is in session year-round, investigating citizen complaints about government agencies and conducting inquiries of its own.

Applications are currently being accepted for the grand jury to be seated from July 1 of this year through June 30, 2015.

Applicants undergo a background screening and interview with a selection committee, comprised of judges, one of whom must nominate juror candidates.

To be considered, an applicant must:

-- be an American citizen;

-- be 18 years old or older;

-- have lived in Advertisement
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the county for at least a year;

-- have "sound judgment and fair character";

-- speak English;

-- be available for weekly hearings and meetings;

-- not currently serve as a trial juror;

-- not be an elected official; and

-- have no felony convictions.

Panelists are not salaried but do receive a small per diem payment to cover expenses and are compensated for mileage.

Applications can be completed online at http://riverside.courts.ca.gov/. Users need to select the "Divisions" tab on the court homepage and navigate to the application. A paper application can also be requested by mail, but must be returned to the court by March 1.

Court officials are available to answer questions at (951) 777-3162.


 

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