Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Orange County Superior Court is actively seeking qualified volunteers throughout Orange County to apply for service on the next Grand Jury. Completed applications must be received by January 26, 2018. The one-year term begins June 29, 2018. The City of Garden Grove encourages those who want to make a difference in their community to apply.

Every fiscal year, the Court is required to recruit a Grand Jury that represents all areas of Orange County. The requirements to serve include:

  • At least 18 years old
  • United States citizen
  • Orange County resident for at least one year
  • Sufficiently fluent in written and spoken English
  • In possession of sound judgment, good character, and a sense of fairness

Orange County Sheriff Department officers conduct background investigations of qualified applicants and Superior Court judges interview top candidates. The selection of the 19-member Grand Jury panel is achieved by a random drawing of the 30 candidates nominated for service, to equally represent each of the five Orange County Supervisorial Districts as required by law. Grand jurors will receive a minimum stipend of $50 per day and reimbursement for mileage.

An application form and more information are available on the Grand Jury website, by calling (657) 622-6747, or at the Jury Commissioner’s Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, 92701.